English Synonyms and Antonyms
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.
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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"
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
model; an earlier event or action that is regarded as an example or guide to be considered in subsequent similar circumstances
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Race, poverty, inadequate legal assistance, and prosecutorial indifference to innocence conspired to create a textbook example of injustice, i can't think of a case that more urgently dramatizes the need for reform than what has happened to Anthony Ray Hinton.
I was never one of the skinny skinny girls who could eat whatever they wanted, so I certainly exercise and try to eat right, but at the same time, I try to be a good role model for my daughter in terms of just accepting myself … I just trying to lead by example … I don't want her to think that taking care of yourself means depriving yourself and not having fun.
And maybe set an example for some of the younger generation -- just say that I'm still a human being, and I deserve dignity and respect.
Ultimately, as representatives, we are here to build careers, elevate profiles, and most importantly, achieve dreams. If we can help, for example, five Latina female comedy writers that we represent find success, and all five of them are doing amazing things or are about to, then the ideal scenario would be that we can go sign five more to replicate the success, in the end, it isn't necessarily just the work that I or any of my teammates are doing, but how receptive the other end of my phone call or email is being to our clients.
It’s remarkable to me that we seem to completely ignore the one example, historical example… which would show us what works. Al Qaeda had four major attacks against US interests.
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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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