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Definitionserving as an example — especially one from which to draw a lesson
an example to copy: exemplary behavior
an example to avoid: exemplary punishment
- These she put down upon the table without a word, glaring at me the while with exemplary firmness, and then retired, locking the door after her.Chapters 4-6 (34% in)
- 'He is an excellent man, most exemplary in every way; and he pointed out to her that she ought, as a Christian, to reconcile herself to the sacrifice (especially as it was so uncertain), and to bear no uncharitable feeling towards me.Chapters 40-42 (25% in)
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