[ ig-zem-pluh-ree, eg-zuhm-pler-ee ]
/ ɪgˈzɛm plə ri, ˈɛg zəmˌplɛr i /
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worthy of imitation; commendable: exemplary conduct.
serving as a warning: an exemplary penalty.
serving as an illustration or specimen; illustrative; typical: The sentences read are exemplary of the style of the essay as a whole.
serving as a model or pattern: The authoritative and exemplary text of the work is in the Bodleian Library at Oxford University.
of, relating to, or composed of exempla, or examples or models: the exemplary literature of the medieval period.
OTHER WORDS FOR exemplary
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Origin of exemplary
OTHER WORDS FROM exemplaryex·em·pla·ri·ly, adverbex·em·pla·ri·ness, ex·em·plar·i·ty [eg-zuhm-plar-i-tee], /ˌɛg zəmˈplær ɪ ti/, nounnon·ex·em·pla·ry, adjectiveun·ex·em·pla·ry, adjective
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How to use exemplary in a sentence
But, it wasn’t until he saw the exemplary movements of Katherine Dunham that he began to visualize himself on stage.‘Ailey’ Gives Audiences A Glimpse Of the Renowned Choreographer Who Infused Memory Into Movement|Brande Victorian|February 1, 2021|Essence.com
In 2001, Clinton presented him with the Presidential Citizens Medal for “exemplary service to the nation.”Hank Aaron, baseball great who became force for civil rights, dies at 86|Dave Sheinin, Matt Schudel|January 22, 2021|Washington Post
There really was no change in E-A-T signals on either of these pages that we could pin as problematic or exemplary.Some early observations on the Google December core update|Marie Haynes|December 24, 2020|Search Engine Land
British Dictionary definitions for exemplary
/ (ɪɡˈzɛmplərɪ) /
fit for imitation; modelan exemplary performance
serving as a warning; admonitoryan exemplary jail sentence
representative; typicalan action exemplary of his conduct
Derived forms of exemplaryexemplarily, adverbexemplariness, noun
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