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- n. The state or condition of being exemplary, serving as a shining example.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The state or quality of being exemplary; fitness to be an example.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The state or quality of being exemplary.
The exemplariness consists in an apparent David-and-Goliath struggle, the result of which is an unspecified dreamed-of victory.
Observing that in Weiss's response to his critics it is possible to discern a form of pre-emptive self-harm, Bengtsson notes that the response is typical of avant garde artists, and that it comprises the three distinct elements of sacrifice, struggle and exemplariness:
What a wonderful word so full of meaning: exemplariness.
Bessie and Annie waited at table, the former with demure exemplariness, the latter with her usual good sense.
�There is not a servant in her household that will not bear witness to the propriety, the exemplariness of her conduct.
But if lawyers and solicitors wish themselves to be identified as men of noble standing and exemplariness then they deserve the kind of reverence they will yield from the public should they decide to embrace Karpal Singh's call to sieve out bad hats.
"The state must, more than ever, display exemplariness".
"After the long, corrupt reign of an old debauched Prince, whose vices were degrading to himself and to a nation groaning under the lash of prostitution and caprice, the most cheering changes were expected from the known exemplariness of his successor and the amiableness of his consort.