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exemplary
used in The Scarlet Letter

3 uses
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Definition serving as an example — especially one from which to draw a lesson

For instance:

        an example to copy:  exemplary behavior

        an example to avoid:  exemplary punishment
  • This learned stranger was exemplary as regarded at least the outward forms of a religious life; and early after his arrival, had chosen for his spiritual guide the Reverend Mr. Dimmesdale.
    Chapter 9 -- The Leech (18% in)
  • "At least, they shall say of me," thought this exemplary man, "that I leave no public duty unperformed or ill-performed!"
    Chapter 20 -- The Minister in a Maze (14% in)
  • Hurrying along the street, the Reverend Mr. Dimmesdale encountered the eldest female member of his church, a most pious and exemplary old dame, poor, widowed, lonely, and with a heart as full of reminiscences about her dead husband and children, and her dead friends of long ago, as a burial-ground is full of storied gravestones.
    Chapter 20 -- The Minister in a Maze (39% in)

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