[ UK /ɛɡzˈɑːmpə‍l/ ]
[ US /ɪɡˈzæmpəɫ/ ]
  1. an occurrence of something
    another instance occurred yesterday
    it was a case of bad judgment
    but there is always the famous example of the Smiths
  2. punishment intended as a warning to others
    they decided to make an example of him
  3. a representative form or pattern
    I profited from his example
  4. an item of information that is typical of a class or group
    this patient provides a typical example of the syndrome
    there is an example on page 10
  5. a task performed or problem solved in order to develop skill or understanding
    you must work the examples at the end of each chapter in the textbook
  6. something to be imitated
    he is the very model of a modern major general
    an exemplar of success
    a model of clarity
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How To Use example In A Sentence

  • For example, paper might appear to be two-dimensional because it is so thin.
  • Designed and built by hiveMODULAR partner Bryan Meyer and his wife, Anne Ryan, this little woodland getaway is a great example of how versatility makes small spaces livable. Jason Sahler | Inhabitat
  • The example of the first fighter aces fixed itself in the imaginations of a generation being born just as they had met their deaths. FIGHTER BOYS: Saving Britain 1940
  • For example, I see in yonder cupboard near which you are standing, several of what you call boxes (but like everything else in Flatland, they have no tops nor bottoms) full of money; I see also two tablets of accounts. Flatland: a romance of many dimensions (Illustrated)
  • Another mystery surrounds the only example of body armour to be found among the primates.
  • Following the example set by her father, she has fulfilled her role and done her duty.
  • High-quality sprinkler systems and new fireproof roofing materials, for example, can reduce the chance of fire.
  • I suggest you follow Rosie's example and start doing regular exercise.
  • For example, it was embodied in a system of "informal economics". Critical Social Research
  • His Eminence Don Pelasio de Labastida, an eighteenth century bishop of Mexico City set a scandalous example of such indulgence in earthly pleasures. To the charreada with stars in her eyes
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