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Synonyms for example
ɪgˈzæm pəl, -ˈzɑm-ex·am·ple
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English Synonyms and Antonyms2.4 / 5 votes
From its original sense of sample or specimen (Latin exemplum) example derives the seemingly contradictory meanings, on the one hand of a pattern or model, and on the other hand of a warning — a sample or specimen of what is to be followed, or of what is to be shunned. An example, however, may be more than a sample or specimen of any class; it may be the very archetype or prototype to which the whole class must conform, as when Christ is spoken of as being an example or leaving an example for his disciples. Example comes nearer to the possible freedom of the model than to the necessary exactness of the pattern; often we can not, in a given case, exactly imitate the best example, but only adapt its teachings to altered circumstances. In its application to a person or thing, exemplar can scarcely be distinguished from example; but example is most frequently used for an act, or course of action, for which exemplar is not used; as, one sets a good (or a bad) example. An exemplification is an illustrative working out in action of a principle or law, without any reference to its being copied or repeated; an example guides, an exemplification illustrates or explains. Ensample is the same as example, but is practically obsolete outside of Scriptural or theological language. Compare MODEL; SAMPLE.
archetype, ensample, exemplar, exemplification, ideal, model, pattern, precedent, prototype, sample, specimen, standard, type, warning
Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms2.7 / 3 votes
sample, specimen, pattern, model, copy, illustration, in, stance, issue, development
stock material, substantial, law, rule, character, principle, system, quality, case
Princeton's WordNet4.2 / 5 votes
example, illustration, instance, representativenoun
an item of information that is typical of a class or group
"this patient provides a typical example of the syndrome"; "there is an example on page 10"
representative, congressman, object lesson, good example, instance, lesson, exemplar, case, voice, congresswoman, illustration, deterrent example, model, exemplification, interpreter, spokesperson, exercise
a representative form or pattern
"I profited from his example"
role model, mannequin, theoretical account, fashion model, exercise, modeling, instance, lesson, manikin, exemplar, case, representative, illustration, poser, deterrent example, modelling, mannikin, model, good example, object lesson, framework, manakin, simulation
exemplar, example, model, good examplenoun
something to be imitated
"an exemplar of success"; "a model of clarity"; "he is the very model of a modern major general"
representative, mannequin, illustration, simulation, modelling, instance, lesson, modeling, manikin, exemplar, fashion model, case, mannikin, role model, theoretical account, poser, deterrent example, model, good example, object lesson, framework, manakin, exercise
example, deterrent example, lesson, object lessonnoun
punishment intended as a warning to others
"they decided to make an example of him"
good example, object lesson, deterrent example, lesson, case, illustration, exemplar, representative, model, exercise, instance, moral
case, instance, examplenoun
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"
deterrent example, type, font, instance, object lesson, pillow slip, case, eccentric, pillowcase, guinea pig, lesson, fount, casing, exemplar, character, event, subject, cause, good example, causa, representative, slip, compositor's case, caseful, grammatical case, face, showcase, illustration, exercise, vitrine, display case, sheath, typeface, typesetter's case, model, lawsuit, suit, shell
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"
representative, physical exercise, usage, use, practice, deterrent example, instance, lesson, drill, practice session, utilisation, case, utilization, employment, illustration, exemplar, exercising, model, good example, object lesson, recitation, workout, physical exertion, exercise
Editors Contribution5.0 / 1 vote
model; an earlier event or action that is regarded as an example or guide to be considered in subsequent similar circumstances
gives you clueSubmitted by rinat on September 10, 2019
Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes
instance, illustration, exemplification, case in point
Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words0.0 / 0 votes
sample, specimen, exemplification, model, pattern, prototype, copy, archetype, exemplar, precedent instance, illustration, case
exemplify, exemplification, exemplary, praxis
PPDB, the paraphrase database0.0 / 0 votes
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How to use example in a sentence?
(President) Schulz's words are an example of German arrogance, we're talking in Warsaw, which was destroyed by Germans. In (Warsaw's) Wola (district) 50,000 men, women and children were murdered by officers of the German state.
Seeing our six girls play together, six little girls whose dads served together, shoulder-to-shoulder in Afghanistan, has healed all of our hearts a little bit more each day, these children are an example to all about what it means to love all people.
Dave Barry, "Sweating Out Taxes":
All the big corporations depreciate their possessions, and you can, too, provided you use them for business purposes. For example, if you subscribe to the Wall Street Journal, a business-related newspaper, you can deduct the cost of your house, because, in the words of U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice Warren Burger in a landmark 1979 tax decision: "Where else are you going to read the paper? Outside? What if it rains?"
If you drive for Ferrari, for example, before the press conference you will be told' you can not say this' or' you should not say that'.
For example, we got millions of tons of wheat that is not able to get out and get to market. It's causing everything from a loaf of bread to cost so much money, to food shortages all across the world.
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- مثل, أمثولةArabic
- миҫал, өлгөBashkir
- прыклад, узо́рBelarusian
- модел, образец, примерBulgarian
- exempleCatalan, Valencian
- Vorbild, Exempel, BeispielGerman
- ejemplo, ejemplarSpanish
- adibide, ereduBasque
- harjoitustehtävä, [[varoittava]] [[esimerkki]], esikuva, esimerkkiFinnish
- नमूना, मिसाल, उदाहरणHindi
- egzanpHaitian Creole
- példa, precedens, példányHungarian
- 例え, 例, 例題Japanese
- 예, 보기, 例Korean
- exemplum, exemplarLatin
- piemērs, paraugsLatvian
- contoh, misalMalay
- døme, eksempelNorwegian
- приме́р, примерRussian
- primjer, пример, primer, примјерSerbo-Croatian
- primer, zgled, primerekSlovene
- exempel, övningsexempel, föredöme, illustrativt exempelSwedish
- mfano, mifanoSwahili
- örnek, ibretTurkish
- ürnäk, mísalTatar
- ví dụVietnamese
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