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exemplary
used in 1776

3 uses
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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
  • A fine soldier you are, I thought, a fine officer, an exemplary man for young soldiers !
    p. 175.9
  • His patience with Congress had been exemplary, and while he had been saved repeatedly by his council of war from his headlong determination to attack, and thus from almost certain catastrophe, he had accepted the judgment of the council with no ill temper or self-serving histrionics.
    p. 111.2
  • The Americans could also rightly claim that they had been vastly outnumbered by a far-better-trained army, and that given the odds against them, they had, in several instances, shown exemplary courage and tenacity.
    p. 194.3

There are no more uses of "exemplary" in 1776.

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