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role model

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishrole modelˈrole ˌmodel ●○○ noun [countable] 🔊 🔊 IMITATEsomeone whose behaviour, attitudes etc people try to copy because they admire them 🔊 I want to be a positive role model for my sister.
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role modelHe wasn't evil enough to be a role model to us.Granddad was a preacher and a carpenter, a role model to everyone in the area.Atalanta was a role model Amelia could relate to.She is a leader and role model for many women in business.positive role modelCoward was not, to use a rather tired phrase, a positive role model.There was no positive role model to follow, and plenty of negative ones not to follow.Say a big hello to the positive role model.
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