Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To exemplify; show by example.
  • noun A sample or specimen; an instance; a typical example.
  • noun A pattern or model; a guiding example.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun obsolete An example; a pattern or model for imitation.
  • transitive verb obsolete To exemplify, to show by example.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun obsolete An example; a pattern or model for imitation.
  • verb obsolete To exemplify, to show by example.

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  • "And the ass that he rode upon is a beast of humility, for God would not ride upon no steed, nor upon no palfrey; so in ensample that an ass betokeneth meekness, that thou sawest Sir Launcelot ride on in thy sleep."

    - Thomas Malory, 'The Holy Grail'.

    September 13, 2009