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  1. punishment intended as a warning to others; "they decided to make an example of him" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. an occurrence of something; "it was a case of bad judgment"; "another instance occurred yesterday"; "but there is always the famous example of the Smiths" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. a task performed or problem solved in order to develop skill or understanding; "you must work the examples at the end of each chapter in the textbook" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. a single item of information that is representative of a type; "this patient provides a typical example of the syndrome"; "there is a good example on page 10" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. something to be imitated; "an exemplar of success"; "a model of clarity"; "he is the very model of a modern major general" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. a representative form or pattern; "I profited from his example" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. an item of information that is representative of a type; "this patient provides a typical example of the syndrome"; "there is an example on page 10" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  8. One or a portion taken to show the character or quality of the whole; a sample; a specimen. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. That which is to be followed or imitated as a model; a pattern or copy. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. That which resembles or corresponds with something else; a precedent; a model. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. That which is to be avoided; one selected for punishment and to serve as a warning; a warning. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. An instance serving for illustration of a rule or precept, especially a problem to be solved, or a case to be determined, as an exercise in the application of the rules of any study or branch of science; as, in trigonometry and grammar, the principles and rules are illustrated by examples. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. To set an example for; to give a precedent for; to exemplify; to give an instance of; to instance. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. A pattern; a model or copy; an illustration; specimen; a warning; a problem to be solved, as in arithmetic. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  15. That which is taken out as a specimen of the rest, or as an illustration of a rule, etc.: the person or thing to be imitated or avoided: a pattern: a warning: a former instance: a precedent. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  16. A pattern; instance; warning. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  17. A copy; sample; illustration; precedent; warning. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  18. A problem to be solved. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  19. A sample; a pattern, copy, or model; a precedent, to be copied or avoided; a former instance; an instance serving for illustration of a rule or precept; an induction of what may happen again from what has happened once before. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  20. A pattern, copy, or model; a specimen; one as an illustration of the whole; a former instance; that which, or the person who, is proper for imitation; one punished for the warning of others; an illustration of a rule or precept. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  21. of Christ ( 1 Peter 2:21 ; John 13:15 ); of pastors to their flocks (Phil 3:17 ; 2 th 3:9 ; 1 Timothy 4:12 ; 1 Peter 5:3 ); of the Jews as a warning ( Hebrews 4:11 ); of the prophets as suffering affliction ( James 5:10 ). biblestudytools.com
  22. egz-am'pl, n. that which is taken as a specimen of the rest, or as an illustration of the rule, &c.: the person or thing to be imitated or avoided: a pattern: a warning: a former instance.--v.t. to exemplify: to instance.--n. EXAM'PLAR, a pattern, model.--adj. EXAM'PLARY, serving for an example. [O. Fr.,--L. exemplum--exim[)e]re, to take out--ex, out of, em[)e]re, emptum, to take.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  23. Fact, thing, illustrating general rule; problem, exercise, designed to do this; specimen of workmanship, picture &c.; warning to others, as make an e. of (punish) him; precedent, as beyond, without, e.; conduct as object of imitation, as give, set, a good e.; take e. by, copy; (v.t.) furnish an e. of (usu. in p.p.). [old French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  24. n. [Latin] A portion taken to show the character of the whole; a sample;—a pattern or copy; a model;—a warning; a caution;—a precedent;—an instance serving for illustration of a rule or precept. Cabinet Dictionary
  25. Copy or pattern, that which is proposed to be resembled; precedent, former instance of the like; a person fit to be proposed as a pattern; one punished for the admonition of others; instances in which a rule is illustrated by an application. Complete Dictionary

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