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as in: prototype of the new machine Define
the first example of something upon which future instances will be based -- such as a new machine or process
  • If they can mass produce the prototype for under $100, everyone will want one.
  • That restaurant served as a prototype for the entire chain.

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  • Did you see the prototype for the solar-powered car with the backup battery?
  • We’ve had positive response to a prototype of the new game.
  • Night Wolves was, technically, the Granadica Design and Prototyping Center.
    John Ringo  --  Live Free or Die
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as in: prototypical response Define
a standard example
  • The researcher identified prototypical responses for each personality type.
  • A bat doesn’t fit the prototype many people have for a mammal.

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  • He is a prototypical comic book hero.
  • I began my second letter to Piedmont in prototypical Conrack style—self-righteous, angry, undiplomatic, unapologetic, and flaming.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • She was a prototypical suburban mom, minus the SUV.
    Sara Shepard  --  Pretty Little Liars
  • "I was, like, the prototypical white Hoosier kid," he said.
    John Green  --  The Fault in Our Stars
  • He was the antithesis of the prototypical cadet leader.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Lords of Discipline
  • Half a century later, in his path-breaking book The Mask of Sanity, Dr. Hervey Cleckley described the prototypical psychopath as "a subtly constructed reflex machine which can mimic the human personality perfectly….
    Erik Larson  --  The Devil in the White City
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  • He retrieved Piper’s dagger, a few of his prototype grenades, and a dozen other odds and ends the dwarfs had taken from the Argo II.
    Rick Riordan  --  The House of Hades
  • The other, related trend was a trickle-down of NFL prototypes into America’s high schools.
    Michael Lewis  --  The Blind Side

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  • It was the existence of the new prototype—or, more accurately, the stereotype—of the NFL left tackle that made him so interesting to football coaches.
    Michael Lewis  --  The Blind Side
  • He secretly connected his prototype to city gas lines.
    Erik Larson  --  The Devil in the White City
  • These are prototypes and test runs.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • "Just come out — prototype —" a square-jawed wizard was telling his companion.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
  • You’re the prototype of the white Anglo-Saxon people see every day on the better cricket fields, or the tennis court.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Identity
  • By 1967, a prototype of the system was up and running.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Outliers
  • The resemblance between the American borderer and his European prototype is singular, though not always uniform.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Prairie
  • Mike was a prototypic "big brother," a tough and fearless warrior who led by example, not by intimidation.
    James Bradley  --  Flags of Our Fathers

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  • It’s a prototype of the kind of alliance between first world and third that the abolitionist movement needs.
    Nicholas D. Kristof  --  Half the Sky
  • If she could sell the prototype, it might change their lives.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Lost Hero
  • Some of his neighbors, traditional live-stockers, didn’t like him much, but he was the prototype of the new breed of western man.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Seabiscuit
  • But Bentley Durrell was not only a general, he was a sublime prototype of the species.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Lords of Discipline
  • The prototype would be the Transkei.
    Nelson Mandela  --  Long Walk to Freedom
  • They were the prototypes.
    Michael Lewis  --  The Blind Side
  • He thought of his silver bike, the prototype he’d had made.
    Dave Eggers  --  A Hologram for the King
  • He’d brought Kit to see the prototype.
    Dave Eggers  --  A Hologram for the King
  • When he had to consult his library on a new drawing which he wished to compare with its best prototypes, he walked out of his office, whistling, swinging the drawing gaily.
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
  • He owed money to many people, including $18k to a pair of bicycle designers who had built him a prototype for a new bicycle he thought he could manufacture in the Boston area.
    Dave Eggers  --  A Hologram for the King
  • At the heart of the story is southern California, whose cities became prototypes for the rest of the nation, whose love of the automobile changed what America looks like and what Americans eat.
    Eric Schlosser  --  Fast Food Nation
  • But soon the brainy Czech boy would transform himself into a prototype American fighting man: a tough, driven, and consummate leader, advancing without complaint toward what he came to understand was his certain death.
    James Bradley  --  Flags of Our Fathers
  • A month earlier, while Ramius had been fitting out the Red October after her initial shakedown, Tupolev and three of his officers had flown down to see the model sub that had been the test-bed for the prototype drive system.
    Tom Clancy  --  The Hunt for Red October
  • I had a prototype to build what I guessed would be millions more one day.
    Phil Robertson  --  Happy, Happy, Happy: My Life and Legacy as the Duck Commander
  • With a working prototype, Phil set out to make his dream come true.
    Willie & Korie Robertson  --  The Duck Commander Family
  • Well, they’d finished the prototype of the design structure of his shuttle.
    John Ringo  --  Live Free or Die
  • Rodocker talked about the prototypes they’d built of the pincer in order to arrive at the final production model.
    Joshua Davis  --  Spare Parts
  • They were attracted to each other; a Swedish Othello and Desdemona, more useful and amiable than their prototypes.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Main Street
  • In blind tastes of some of the early prototypes, Coke pulled even with Pepsi.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Blink
  • I hadn’t shared the prototype artwork.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Change of Heart
  • It is less a case of prototypes and parentage than of similar atmosphere.
    Unknown  --  The Epic of Gilgamesh
  • I’m a personality prototype.
    Douglas Adams  --  The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
  • The Workshop must have conducted different experiments on each of its three prototypes.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Maelstrom
  • For example, look at this little prototype they’ve just concocted.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Maelstrom
  • The prototypic Don Juan, invented early in the XVI century by a Spanish monk, was presented, according to the ideas of that time, as the enemy of God, the approach of whose vengeance is felt throughout the drama, growing in menace from minute to minute.
    George Bernard Shaw  --  Man And Superman
  • Our intention, he usually ends by saying, is to make this as much like your own democratic, free neighborhoods as possible-a little world Inside that is a made-to-scale prototype of the big world Outside that you will one day be taking your place in again.
    Ken Kesey  --  One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
  • This is not the place to chase those beguiling will-o’-the-wisps of criticism: whether Gilgamesh was a prototype of Odysseus or wielded the club of Heracles.
    Unknown  --  The Epic of Gilgamesh
  • "We do have a prototype, a test-bed really," Gnad said, smiling as enthusiastically as he could.
    John Ringo  --  Live Free or Die
  • When he unveiled the invention at the fair, the prototype was as yet untested, and his contemporaries were skeptical—and rightfully so.
    Marissa Meyer  --  Cinder
  • They took prototypes of the Aeron to local companies in western Michigan and had people sit in them for at least half a day.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Blink
  • My contacts gave me this prototype as a curiosity, but they said it isn’t ’paired.’
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Maelstrom
  • He figured half a million would allow him to rent a small warehouse, some machinery, hire some engineers and designers, get a few prototypes made, buy a few trucks.
    Dave Eggers  --  A Hologram for the King
  • M. BAMATABOIS’S INACTIVITY There is in all small towns, and there was at M. sur M. in particular, a class of young men who nibble away an income of fifteen hundred francs with the same air with which their prototypes devour two hundred thousand francs a year in Paris.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • A prototype, maybe.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Titan’s Curse
  • I was able to manipulate your bioelectricity to temporarily overwhelm Linh Garan’s prototype.
    Marissa Meyer  --  Cinder
  • My point is that God created a prototype for a reasonably sturdy carbon unit, gave us a perfectly usable place to live, some excellent advice, as in ’words to live by’—most of which are misunderstood by the least of my brethren—and stood back to see what we’d do with it.
    Chris Crutcher  --  Staying Fat for Sarah Byrnes
  • And of course, the big news story tonight is the sensational theft of the new Improbability Drive prototype ship by none other than Galactic President Zaphod Beeblebrox.
    Douglas Adams  --  The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
  • Had he actually been searching for the ingenious lock on her magic—Linh Garan’s prototype?
    Marissa Meyer  --  Cinder
  • And when the diver had reached the bottom of the bottomless sea, he plucked the plant, though it mutilated his hand, cut off the stones, * Babylonian prototype of the biblical Noah.
    Joseph Campbell  --  The Hero With a Thousand Faces
  • But as Herman Miller tinkered with the design, coming up with new and better prototypes, and got people to overcome their qualms, the scores began to inch up.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Blink
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