[ UK /ɛɡzˈɛmpləɹi/ ]
[ US /ɪɡˈzɛmpɫɝi/ ]
  1. serving to warn
    shook a monitory finger at him
    an exemplary jail sentence
  2. worthy of imitation
    model citizens
    exemplary behavior
  3. being or serving as an illustration of a type
    the free discussion that is emblematic of democracy
    an action exemplary of his conduct
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How To Use exemplary In A Sentence

  • ‘I ask the court for an exemplary sentence,’ said Mr Rubira after the court heard two months of testimony.
  • It means ambulance workers now join police and fire personnel in having a prestigious medal for exemplary services. The Sun
  • Armantrout's short lines, use of rhetoric, aggressive lineation, disjunctions and juxtapositions, discursiveness, parataxis, and myriad condensatory techniques are all exemplary, but never overbearing. Seth Abramson: November 2011 Contemporary Poetry Reviews
  • This "quidam," as she called him -- for his name was beneath the cognizance of an Emperor's bastard daughter -- had by her orders received rigorous and exemplary justice. PG Edition of Netherlands series — Complete
  • Athlete behavior is meant to be exemplary and virtuous and sustain the rags to riches myths of successful sports stars from humble origins.
  • Over the years, firemen have been rendering exemplary service at the most testing times.
  • He settled in Baltimore and was appointed to the collectorship of the port, by the Governor of the State, the duties of which he discharged with the same exemplary fidelity which had attended his military career. A sketch of the life and services of Gen. Otho Holland Williams Read before the Maryland historical society, on Thursday evening, March 6, 1851
  • Moreover, they are in every respect exemplary - i.e. they are projected as an imitative model for the viewing subject.
  • But if some receive swift and exemplary punishment it will serve as a deterrent to the rest. Times, Sunday Times
  • He has presided over the transition of the team from one glorious generation to the next in exemplary fashion.
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