American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. An example.
- n. A brief story used to make a point in an argument or to illustrate a moral truth.
- n. An example.
- n. A story demonstrating a moral point.
- From Latin exemplum ("example"). (Wiktionary)
- Latin; see example. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Perhaps better suited is the term exemplum, a kind of allegorical story where a particular instance serves to illustrate a general religious theme in a sermon.”
“While no one has done a statistical survey, but basing our examination on what I call exemplum analysis, which is in itself telling -- a way of ascertaining truthful aspects of movements in our systems, etc. -- we know that a great majority of the entire population of the country [of] Iran is vehemently against the Islamic Republic.”
“While no one has done a statistical survey, but basing our examination on what I call exemplum analysis, which is in itself telling - a way of ascertaining truthful aspects of movements in our systems, etc. - we know that a great majority of the entire population of the country [of] Iran is vehemently against the Islamic Republic.”
“The image recorded Morse's own experience of working in Paris, but more boldly offered an exemplum for the edification of his fellow artists and citizens at home.”
“Arthur is an exemplum, a negative example of one who did not heed Lady Wisdom's warning.”
“But it is simply an exemplum of the distraction personality politics which rages during full-tilt by-election campaigns.”
“If we take Tanenhaus's own biography of Whittaker Chambers as an exemplum of what he's describing, he probably is thinking of something like the Victorian "triple-decker.”
“Soldiers, scorned and suspect in peacetime, suddenly become the highest and unimpeachable exemplum of honor and virtue.”
“The bacterial flagellum has received attention as an exemplum of biological complexity; however, how this complexity and diversification have been achieved remains rather poorly understood.”
““E.g.” means “for example” and comes from the Latin expression exempli gratia, “for the sake of an example,” with the noun exemplum in the genitive to go with gratia in the ablative.”
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