Definitions

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  • n. The quality of being exemplary.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Exemplariness.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Exemplariness.
  • n. The quality of serving as a warning.

Etymologies

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Compare Latin exemplaritas.

Examples

  • You can love it for its exemplarity, for being the "ultimate" disco floor filler or schmaltzy mother song.

    Archive 2009-11-01

  • Equiano asserts explicitly, in a remarkably distant voice, that he finds none of the native dancers desirable, and then seems to evaporate at precisely the moment that Dr. Irving, in a gesture of exemplarity, enters the realm of sexual exchange.

    The State of Things: Olaudah Equiano and the Volatile Politics of Heterocosmic Desire

  • This implies a certain cancellation of his private experience in the service of a generalizable exemplarity.

    The State of Things: Olaudah Equiano and the Volatile Politics of Heterocosmic Desire

  • We have already seen Equiano buying slaves, but here we find him overcome with the master's desire to beat the subaltern not simply for reasons of exemplarity, but for reasons directly related to maintaining the easy flow of commodities between the settlers and the neighbouring native populations.

    The State of Things: Olaudah Equiano and the Volatile Politics of Heterocosmic Desire

  • One of the primary objectives of the Calcutta celebration is to crystallize this counter-exemplarity in the very space where previous observers, including

    Projection, Patriotism, Surrogation: Handel in Calcutta

  • For related discussions of the complex substitutions which mediate between the production of affect and political action see Ann Cvetkovich's compelling readings of the problem of exemplarity in AIDS activism and in Marx's novelistic gestures in Capital in Mixed Feelings:

    Notes on 'The State of Things: Olaudah Equiano and the Volatile Politics of Heterocosmic Desire'

  • Address to the world of culture, Paris, 12 September 2008, I desired to highlight the exemplarity of monastic life in history, stressing that its aim is at the same time both simple and essential: "quaerere Deum," to seek God and to seek him through Jesus Christ who has revealed him cf.

    The New Beginning

  • + The sensible rhetorick of the dead, to exemplarity of good life, first admitted to the bones of pious men and martyrs within church walls, which in succeeding ages crept into promiscuous practice: while Constantine was peculiarly favoured to be admitted into the church porch, and the first thus buried in England, was in the days of Cuthred.

    Hydriotaphia, or Urn-burial

  • The effect of transferential repetition is further heightened by the fact that the exposition of these twin courses of narrator and Poet are impossible to disentangle grammatically: it is frequently undecidable whether certain passages tell us about the Narrator or about the subject of the narrativea breakdown of exemplarity.

    _Alastor_, Apostasy, and the Ecology of Criticism

  • If today there are more of us who shoulder this high responsibility of being militants and candidates to membership in the country, this is only a measure of how the revolutionary spirit and exemplarity have grown within our people.

    CASTRO READS MAIN REPORT AT PCC CONGRESS

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