Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adv. In an exemplary manner; ideally, admirably.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. In a manner fitted or designed to be an example for imitation or for warning; by way of example.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In an exemplary or excellent manner; in a manner to deserve imitation.
  • In a manner that may warn others; in such a manner that others may be deterred or restrained from evil; by way of example.

Etymologies

exemplary +‎ -ly (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • A sample beef sandwich arrives in two huge doorstep wedges on exemplarily fresh parmesan bread, stuffed with good if slightly overdone beef, rocket, pokily hot wholegrain mustard and a thick layer of secondary salad.

    Belfast's top 10 budget eats

  • Its very geographic place belies the cliché on Orientalism: much more than belonging to the Orient, the location of Islam makes it a fatal obstacle to the true union of the East and the West – the point made exemplarily by Claude Levi-Strauss:

    Vitro Nasu » 2008 » November

  • Canals encroached by residential, business or even by the government authorities should be identified and reclaimed, and any future occupation should be penalized exemplarily.

    Town planning for Bangladesh : Vision 2020

  • And you will allow, that though always honest, yet they were not always so laudable, so exemplarily virtuous, as of late: which I mention only to shew the practicableness of a reformation, even where bad habits have taken place — For your

    Pamela

  • It was impossible that God Almighty should desert a lady so exemplarily deserving; and he certainly conducted you in your resolutions to abandon every thing that you loved in

    Pamela

  • How could you brook to go backward, instead of forward, in those duties which you now so exemplarily perform? and how do you know, if you once give way, where you shall be suffered, where you shall be able, to stop?

    Clarissa Harlowe

  • Malania Pavlovna adored her husband, and had been all her life an exemplarily faithful wife; but there had been a romance even in her life — a young cousin, an hussar, killed, as she supposed, in a duel on her account; but, according to more trustworthy reports, killed by a blow on the head from a billiard-cue in a tavern brawl.

    A Desperate Character

  • Though her listeners passed for people kept exemplarily genial by their cooks and dressmakers, two or three of them thought her cleverness, which was generally admitted, inferior to that of the new theatrical pieces.

    The Portrait of a Lady

  • But I punished him so exemplarily, though he called me heretic for it, that since that time no such hypocritical rogue durst set his foot within my territories.

    Five books of the lives, heroic deeds and sayings of Gargantua and his son Pantagruel

  • (Voss was diplomatic himself, as well as exemplarily unpartisan - he was flogging hardware to both sides.) - and that Swan and Dalgleish both owned undisclosed shares in the company which subsequently sealed those multi-million - dollar deals in Sonzola, where anti-personnel mines laid during the conflict, now ended for three years, were still killing and maiming civilians today.

    Boiling a Frog

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