object lesson

NOUN
  1. punishment intended as a warning to others
    they decided to make an example of him
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How To Use object lesson In A Sentence

  • The uncluttered arrangements make a perfect fit with Haggard's direct and soulful singing - an object lesson all round.
  • Current events show that the object lesson remains unlearnt. Times, Sunday Times
  • The way ants work is an object lesson in order and organization.
  • Well, today just has to be one of those object lessons in life - get over-optimistic, and things will definitely not turn out the way you hope.
  • They are offered as commentary on the formal qualities of sculpture, but have been infused with just a little too much personality to mildly serve as object lessons.
  • Let this accident be an object lesson in the dangers of drinking and driving.
  • The civil rights revolution of the 1960s presents the relevant object lesson.
  • The plans are an object lesson in how to ruin a city centre.
  • The way ants work is an object lesson in order and organization.
  • The plans are an object lesson in how to ruin a city centre.
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