verb (used with object), ex·am·pled, ex·am·pling.
Origin of example
Examples from the Web for example
As an example of good science-and-society policymaking, the history of fluoride may be more of a cautionary tale.
Tend to your own garden, to quote the great sage of free speech, Voltaire, and invite people to follow your example.
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|Marlow Stern|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
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|DAILY BEAST
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|Tim Mak|December 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
This is an example of drawing for process for rapid printing.The Art of Illustration|Henry Blackburn
Intuition is seen at its best where it is directly useful, for example in regard to other people's characters and dispositions.Mysticism and Logic and Other Essays|Bertrand Russell
Some thirty others of the National party followed his example of defiance with a similar result.
Down the stairs he ran, and quickly gathered up every crawfish he could find, while others followed his example.Frank Merriwell's Chums|Burt L. Standish
For example: side or stern ports there were none, deck ventilators being considered sufficient.Recollections of Thirty-nine Years in the Army|Charles Alexander Gordon
British Dictionary definitions for example
Word Origin for example
Word Origin and History 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."
Idioms and Phrases with example
see for example; make an example of; set an example.