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When he said "Let’s roll," his courage exemplified America’s determination to defend itself.
  to act as an example
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exemplified exemplifies exemplify exemplifying exemplification
Strongly Associated with:   exemplary, exemplar
Exemplify is the verb form of exemplary. Although exemplary generally points to a positive example, exemplify is probably used about equally to point to good and bad examples.
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  • When he said "Let’s roll," his courage exemplified America’s determination to defend itself.
  • It exemplified the complex ways that family trees grow behind bars, like topiaries trained into very odd shapes.
    Piper Kerman  --  Orange Is the New Black
  • Talk about your lovesick fool, how I exemplified such a wretch!
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • To exemplify that particular situation, we can look to a cool day in late June.
    Markus Zusak  --  The Book Thief

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  • I thus became aware of the mutual relations between them and Mr. Pocket, which were exemplified in the following manner.
    Charles Dickens  --  Great Expectations
  • "Cedric was a person who exemplified many of the qualities that distinguish Hufflepuff house," Dumbledore continued.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
  • This will not solve the problem which this crime exemplifies.
    Richard Wright  --  Native Son
  • Because I would be exemplifying things that are already undergoing a change.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie’s World
  • To what extent does his abominable behaviour exemplify the attitude of the present American administration?
    Kazuo Ishiguro  --  The Remains of the Day
  • They got there with courage best exemplified by Tony Stein’s headlong charge.
    James Bradley  --  Flags of Our Fathers

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  • So these two were each exemplifying the Vanity of this life, and each longing for what he or she could not get.
    William Makepeace Thackeray  --  Vanity Fair
  • It was she who trusted him, who insisted on trusting him as she insisted on his eating: by conspiracy, in secret, making a secret of the very fact which the act of trusting was supposed to exemplify.
    William Faulkner  --  Light in August
  • He too, with the world a wide heath before him, enjoyed the meal — again in corroboration of the magnates, as exemplifying the utter want of calculation on the part of these people, sir.
    Charles Dickens  --  Hard Times
  • I paused, examining and analysing all the minutiae of causation, as exemplified in the change from life to death, and death to life, until from the midst of this darkness a sudden light broke in upon me—a light so brilliant and wondrous, yet so simple, that while I became dizzy with the immensity of the prospect which it illustrated, I was surprised that among so many men of genius who had directed their inquiries towards the same science, that I alone should be reserved to discover so…
    Mary Shelley  --  Frankenstein
  • Mrs. Moore smiled, thinking of the modern method as exemplified in her son.
    E.M. Forster  --  A Passage to India
  • It was the sad confession and continual exemplification of the shortcomings of the composite man, the spirit burdened with clay and working in matter, and of the despair that assails the higher nature at finding itself so miserably thwarted by the earthly part.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Birthmark
  • The world-old phenomenon of the contact of diverse races of men is to have new exemplification during the new century.
    W. E. B. Du Bois  --  The Souls of Black Folk
  • Here is a nut," said he, catching one down from an upper bough, "to exemplify: a beautiful glossy nut, which, blessed with original strength, has outlived all the storms of autumn.
    Jane Austen  --  Persuasion
  • XIV Phoebe’s Good-Bye HOLGRAVE, plunging into his tale with the energy and absorption natural to a young author, had given a good deal of action to the parts capable of being developed and exemplified in that manner.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The House of the Seven Gables
  • Mr. Tulliver took a draught, swallowed it slowly, and shook his head in a melancholy manner, conscious of exemplifying the truth that a perfectly sane intellect is hardly at home in this insane world.
    George Eliot  --  The Mill on the Floss
  • He remembered with a glow when he went up to the stage for his award last year and how the Headmaster had talked about Service To The School, and how "Jonn Sulkey exemplified these special attributes" (the exact words which still echoed in John’s mind, especially when he saw those undistinguished rows of C’s and D’s on his report card every term).
    Robert Cormier  --  The Chocolate War
  • She seized, with an unsteady hand, the precious manuscript, for half a glance sufficed to ascertain written characters; and while she acknowledged with awful sensations this striking exemplification of what Henry had foretold, resolved instantly to peruse every line before she attempted to rest.
    Jane Austen  --  Northanger Abbey
  • Approach and judge for yourselves, gentlemen; ye’ll see faith exemplified in an exceeding and wonderful manner.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Deerslayer
  • Boldwood exemplified this to an abnormal degree: he knew nothing of Fanny Robin’s circumstances or whereabouts, he knew nothing of Troy’s possibilities, yet that was what he said.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Far from the Madding Crowd
  • VI It took of course more than that particular passage to place us together in presence of what we had now to live with as we could—my dreadful liability to impressions of the order so vividly exemplified, and my companion’s knowledge, henceforth—a knowledge half consternation and half compassion—of that liability.
    Henry James  --  The Turn of the Screw
  • Tomas often thought of Tereza’s remark about his friend Z. and came to the conclusion that the love story of his life exemplified notEs muss sein!
    Milan Kundera  --  The Unbearable Lightness of Being
  • As to Henrietta, my apology for whom I just left incomplete, she exemplifies, I fear, in her superabundance, not an element of my plan, but only an excess of my zeal.
    Henry James  --  The Portrait of a Lady - Volumes 1 & 2
  • She had seen the danger exemplified in more than one of her associates—in young Ned Silverton, for instance, the charming fair boy now seated in abject rapture at the elbow of Mrs. Fisher, a striking divorcee with eyes and gowns as emphatic as the head-lines of her "case."
    Edith Wharton  --  The House of Mirth
  • But on his own he had an entirely different spirit of private gayness, as exemplified by the time I walked in on him when he was in the bathtub, lying in the manly state, erect, and dripping himself with the sponge in the steamy, cramped steerage space of the small windowless bathroom.
    Saul Bellow  --  The Adventures of Augie March
  • I would rely upon the religious morality exemplified by Baba Hajji.
    Betty Mahmoody  --  Not Without My Daughter
  • …(as he said) one ear could hear what the other spoke, the benefits of anesthesia or twilight sleep, the prolongation of labour pains in advanced gravidancy by reason of pressure on the vein, the premature relentment of the amniotic fluid (as exemplified in the actual case) with consequent peril of sepsis to the matrix, artificial insemination by means of syringes, involution of the womb consequent upon the menopause, the problem of the perpetration of the species in the case of females…
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • They exemplify what I have said.
    Charles Dickens  --  Bleak House
  • In a word, he was a surly fellow, a character perhaps you have never seen; for, indeed, no woman ever sees it exemplified but in a father, a brother, or a husband; and, though you have a father, he is not of that character.
    Henry Fielding  --  Tom Jones
  • Will, the moment before, had been low in the depths of boredom, and, obliged to help Mr. Brooke in arranging "documents" about hanging sheep-stealers, was exemplifying the power our minds have of riding several horses at once by inwardly arranging measures towards getting a lodging for himself in Middlemarch and cutting short his constant residence at the Grange; while there flitted through all these steadier images a tickling vision of a sheep-stealing epic written with Homeric…
    George Eliot  --  Middlemarch
  • Summer in America exemplifies fun.
    Nora Roberts  --  Summer Pleasures
  • Branca who is twenty-five but makes you think he exemplifies ancient toil.
    Don DeLillo  --  Underworld
  • This country has long exemplified democratic practice to the rest of the world.
    Sandra Day O’Connor and Roy Romer  --  Not By Math Alone
  • The spectacle itself is however as old as the world; the novelty is to see a whole people furnish an exemplification of it.
    Alexis de Toqueville  --  Democracy In America, Volume 2
  • His favorite biblical verse, Isaiah 1:18, exemplifies his passion for building coalitions: "Come now, let us reason together."
    Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Kennedy
  • Then again, marriage to such a powerful man who exemplified all that was truly honorable about being human might not be such a bad thing.
    Ted Dekker  --  White: The Great Pursuit
  • As to Henrietta, my apology for whom I just left incomplete, she exemplifies, I fear, in her superabundance, not an element of my plan, but only an excess of my zeal.
    Henry James  --  The Portrait of a Lady - Volume 1
  • The reasoning on this head has been abundantly exemplified by the experience of all federal constitutions with which we are acquainted, and of all others which have borne the least analogy to them.
    Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, & John Jay  --  The Federalist Papers
  • A rational anarchist believes that concepts such as ’state’ and ’society’ and ’government’ have no existence save as physically exemplified in the acts of self-responsible individuals.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  The Moon is a Harsh Mistress
  • Other suffixes are /-chick/ and /-ige/, the first exemplified in /boychick/, a diminutive of /boy/, and the second in /next-doorige/, meaning the woman next-door, an important person in ghetto social life.
    Henry L. Mencken  --  The American Language
  • The dangers of the system of election applied to the head of the executive government of a great people have been sufficiently exemplified by experience and by history, and the remarks I am about to make refer to America alone.
    Alexis de Toqueville  --  Democracy In America, Volume 1
  • The three cases of exclusive federal jurisdiction may be exemplified by the following: The next-to-the-last clause of article one, section eight, says Congress will exercise "exclusive legislation" over the capital district.
    Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, & John Jay  --  The Federalist Papers — Modern English Edition 2
  • Yes, the Klan was a secret society, reveling in passwords and cloak-and-dagger ploys, but its real power lay in the very public fear that it fostered, exemplified by the open secret that the Ku Klux Klan and the law-enforcement establishment were brothers in arms.
    Steven D. Levitt & Stephen J. Dubner  --  Freakonomics
  • The Prefect Council will be responsible for the workings of the new Dark Daughters and Sons, which includes being certain that from this day forth all members exemplify the following ideas: they should be authentic for air; they should be faithful for fire; they should be wise for water; they should be empathetic for earth; and they should be sincere for spirit.
    P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast  --  Betrayed
  • Indeed, to behold this distinguished man …. occupying the chair of the Senate in the morning, and afterwards walking home through the streets and taking his seat among his fellow citizens as their equal, conversing amicably with men over whom he had just presided …. was a singular spectacle, and a striking exemplification of the state of society in America at this period.
    David McCullough  --  John Adams
  • Can you help us?" and the British had to go in and try to save their lazy butts, for which nobody French has ever been properly grateful, as exemplified by their sloppy highway maintenance; see death of Princess Diana, above).
    Meg Cabot  --  The Princess Diaries
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Associated words [difficulty]:   exemplify [5] , exemplary [3] , exemplar [8]
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