verb (used with object), ex·am·pled, ex·am·pling.
Origin of example
Related Words for examplecase, pattern, symbol, object, illustration, part, lesson, precedent, prototype, copy, stereotype, specimen, citation, paragon, standard, sample, excuse, ideal, exemplar, representation
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Contemporary Examples of example
As an example of good science-and-society policymaking, the history of fluoride may be more of a cautionary tale.Anti-Fluoriders Are The OG Anti-Vaxxers
July 27, 2016
Tend to your own garden, to quote the great sage of free speech, Voltaire, and invite people to follow your example.How the PC Police Threaten Free Speech
January 9, 2015
With Vice, that was an example of you keeping yourself interested too, right?‘Archer’ Creator Adam Reed Spills Season 6 Secrets, From Surreal Plotlines to Life Post-ISIS
January 8, 2015
That makes it incredibly difficult to determine the effects of airstrikes, for example.Pentagon Doesn’t Know How Many People It’s Killed in the ISIS War
Nancy A. Youssef
January 7, 2015
In 2004, for example, Scalise voted “no” on a resolution to make Martin Luther King Jr.No. 3 Republican Admits Talking to White Supremacist Conference
December 30, 2014
Historical Examples of example
Politics, for example, would be less entertaining without it.The Spenders
Harry Leon Wilson
Man followed their example and searched until he found an empty grotto.Ancient Man
Hendrik Willem van Loon
That one example, moreover, has been a success as unqualified as undeniable.'Tis Sixty Years Since
Charles Francis Adams
How little has been the effect of this example on the conduct of the enemy!
Following the example of his predecessor, in 1868, Mr. Gladstone resigned.The Grand Old Man
Richard B. Cook
Word Origin for example
late 14c., partial re-Latinization of earlier essample, asaumple (mid-13c.), from Old French essemple "sample, model, example, precedent, cautionary tale," from Latin exemplum "a sample," literally "that which is taken out," from eximere "take out, remove" (see exempt (adj.)). Oldest English senses are of "behavior" and "punishment."
see for example; make an example of; set an example.