from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Worthy of imitation; commendable: exemplary behavior.
- adj. Serving as a model.
- adj. Serving as an illustration; typical.
- adj. Serving as a warning; admonitory.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Deserving honour, respect and admiration.
- adj. Of such high quality that it should serve as an example and sought to be imitated.
- adj. Ideal or perfect.
- n. An example, or typical instance; an exemplar
- n. A copy of a book or writing.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Serving as a pattern; deserving to be proposed for imitation; commendable
- adj. Serving as a warning; monitory.
- adj. Illustrating as the proof of a thing.
- n. An exemplar; also, a copy of a book or writing.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Serving for a pattern or model for imitation; worthy of imitation.
- Such as may serve for a warning to others; such as may deter from wrong-doing: as, exemplary punishment.
- Serving as an example, whether good or bad; attracting imitation; influential.
- Exemplifying; serving as an illustration.
- n. An exemplar; a specimen; a copy, as of a book or writing.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. serving to warn
- adj. being or serving as an illustration of a type
- adj. worthy of imitation
I thanked him for his kind discourse; and he thanked me for my attention, which he called exemplary: and so my dear master handed me into the chariot; and we were carried home, both happy, and both pleased, thank God.
If you're a visual type you'll get a big kick out of the novel, since the descriptions of scenes are done in exemplary manner.
He's done that in exemplary fashion, garnering three 1,000-yard seasons.
Each of the 2007 Fab Five's character showed up in exemplary fashion amid predraft scrutiny.
They also found that it would put down, in exemplary fashion much smaller, lighter game, and do it at amazing distances.
Indeed, Japanese people have always behaved in exemplary fashion after earthquakes.
Alexander became known as the exemplary commentator throughout later antiquity and the Middle Ages.
And now, with Obama fulfilling our national mythology in exemplary fashion, Rush And Glenn are playing with white phosporous: if they don’t drop that nasty attitude it’s going to burn right to the bone.
They can, of course, be used in exemplary ways that do not cast doubt on the writer’s credibility; unfortunately, they seem just as likely to be used to “inflate weak ideas, obscure poor reasoning, and inhibit clarity”, as Calvin put it.
Three and a half million inhabitants of the occupied Palestinian territories also held democratic elections in 2006, which former President Jimmy Carter described as exemplary, but Israel, the US and Europe refused to accept the results, because they did not like them.
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