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She is viewed as a paragon of integrity.
an ideal instance; or model of excellence

Much more rarely, paragon can refer to a perfect diamond that is at least 100 carats. Even more rarely, it can refer to a very large pearl that is perfectly spherical.

As a proper noun, The Paragon refers to a specific paragon diamond. Paragon is also commonly used in the name of companies that want to be associated with excellence.
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