- n. Plural form of paragon.
“We philosophers aren't exactly known as paragons of social grace and success.”
“In development economics classrooms, countries such as Thailand and Malaysia were called paragons: Their high savings rates, industrious work forces and competent management of macroeconomic policy were cited as the signposts of Asia's dynamism and savvy.”
“Swiss bankers are not known as paragons of transparency and moral accountability, so it's a nice surprise to read that the top officials of UBS, the foundering financial institution recently bailed out by the Swiss government, will forgo twenty-seven million dollars in compensation and bonuses.”
“This is an aggressive war by the Palestinians against the Israelis; the Israelis have not been perfect moral paragons, but they have demonstrated more restraint than any other country in world in even vaguely similar circumstances (see Russian behaviour in Chechnya — that should get MANY MANY TIMES the ink and words that mess in Palestine does, if all we care about if the morals involved).”
“Alternatively, we turn to the paragons of evil to describe our opponents.”
“You had GB in mind when you spoke of those “relative paragons of antisemitism” that had more benign immigration policies with respect to Jews than did the US?”
“In the former, the U.S. was much harsher than countries that we generally consider relative paragons of anti-Semitism, refusing to even fill the lawful immigration quotas.”
“Which countries that we consider relative paragons of anti-Semitism were so encouraging of Jewish immigration, or did they just allow anyone in for their own purposes, e.g.,”
“Unfortunately these paragons of virtue are also delicate flowers who wither and die if their motives are criticized.”
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