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  • Example moves the world more than doctrine. The great exemplars are the poets of action...   (source)
  • after having been pointed out for so many years as the perfect exemplar of thriving bachelorship   (source)
  • He designed to give them a word of counsel, setting before them as exemplars in the religious life those very worshippers of...   (source)
    exemplars = examples -- especially those represents the ideal
  • This was more than any of his predecessors had accomplished, but he fretted nervously over his accounts until he found that he had become, for the circulation manager, the exemplar for indolent boys.†   (source)
  • Keenly aware of his role as the exemplar of the self-made man, he played the part with an intense and poignant consistency that give his performance the quality of a high art.†   (source)
  • But much as he wished to be an exemplar in these things he could not get on.†   (source)
  • He considered that he might so mark out his coming years as to begin his ministry at the age of thirty—an age which much attracted him as being that of his exemplar when he first began to teach in Galilee.†   (source)
  • When they at last returned to his mother's room, they found her shading her face with her muffled hand, and talking in a low voice to the Patriarch as he stood before the fire, whose blue eyes, polished head, and silken locks, turning towards them as they came in, imparted an inestimable value and inexhaustible love of his species to his remark: 'So you have been seeing the premises, seeing the premises—premises—seeing the premises!' it was not in itself a jewel of benevolence or wisdom, yet he made it an exemplar of both that one would have liked to have a copy of.†   (source)
  • What future careers had been possible for Bloom in the past and with what exemplars?   (source)
    exemplars = examples -- especially those representing the ideal
  • In the church, Roman, Anglican or Nonconformist: exemplars, the very reverend John Conmee S. J., the reverend T. Salmon, D. D., provost of Trinity college, Dr Alexander J. Dowie.†   (source)
  • At the bar, English or Irish: exemplars, Seymour Bushe, K. C., Rufus Isaacs, K. C. On the stage modern or Shakespearean: exemplars, Charles Wyndham, high comedian Osmond Tearle (died 1901), exponent of Shakespeare.†   (source)
  • The odd fair Saxon here and there ...ah, Laoghaire, the perfect exemplar.†   (source)
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