How to use
exemplum, from eximere
'to take out'
a specific fact, idea, person, or thing that is used to explain or support a general idea, or to show what is typical of a larger group
of a transitive verb?
good/typical/prime/classic etc example
This church is a good example of Gothic architecture.
a number of recent
to support her theory.
Certain life events have to be registered by law. The most
are births, marriages and deaths.
used before mentioning a specific thing, person, place etc in order to explain what you mean or to support an argument
Many countries, for example Mexico and Japan, have a lot of earthquakes.
Car prices can vary a lot. For example, in Belgium the VW Golf costs $1000 less than in Britain.
someone whose behaviour is very good and should be copied by others, or this type of behaviour
Her courage is an example to us all.
set an example
for their children.
I suggest you
copy her behaviour
and start doing regular exercise.
The team captain
leads by example
a very good example
of what a mother should be.
make an example of somebody
to punish someone so that other people are afraid to do the same thing
Definition from the Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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