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exemplary
used in The Mill on the Floss

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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
  • But now it began to be discovered that Dr. Kenn, exemplary as he had hitherto appeared, had his crotchets, possibly his weaknesses.
    7.4 -- Book 7 Chapter 4 -- Maggie and Lucy (40% in)
  • Tom was dejected by the thought that his exemplary effort must always be baffled by the wrong-doing of others; Maggie was living through, over and over again, the agony of the moment in which she had rushed to throw herself on her father's arm, with a vague, shuddering foreboding of wretched scenes to come.
    5.7 -- Book 5 Chapter 7 -- A Day of Reckoning (66% in)
  • It was very dreadful for that unhappy young man, but it did seem as if the misfortune had happened then, rather than at any other time, in order that cousin Tom might all the sooner have the fit reward of his exemplary conduct,—papa thought so very highly of him.
    6.12 -- Book 6 Chapter 12 -- A Family Party (15% in)

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