to show or illustrate by example.
to furnish or serve as an example of: The plays of Wilde exemplify the comedy of manners.
Law. to transcribe or copy; make an attested copy of (a document) under seal.
- ex·em·pli·fi·a·ble [ig-zem-pluh-fahy-uh-buhl], /ɪgˌzɛm pləˈfaɪ ə bəl/, adjective
- ex·em·pli·fi·er, noun
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How to use exemplify in a sentence
Political elites also tried to exploit the Doctrine to punish adversaries and advance their political agendas, as exemplified by the Kennedy, Johnson and Nixon administrations.The Fairness Doctrine won’t solve our problems — but it can foster needed debate | Victor Pickard | February 4, 2021 | Washington Post
The team’s difficulties — and also its recent upturn — have been best exemplified by the play of its reigning All-NBA Second Team member.The Toronto Raptors Can’t Seem To Finish Their Drives | Louis Zatzman | January 27, 2021 | FiveThirtyEight
Together they exemplify the unpredictability of distance hiking and, really, of endurance athletics at large.Did Thru-Hiking the Appalachian Trail Ruin My Body? | Grayson Haver Currin | January 25, 2021 | Outside Online
The confusion was exemplified in the long-running case that led to Wednesday’s Bobek opinion.A Facebook case in Belgium could open the floodgates for GDPR privacy suits | David Meyer | January 13, 2021 | Fortune
The urban-rural divide in America’s politics exemplifies this.
Few Americans appear to exemplify that proposition better than Joseph P. Kennedy.“The Patriarch”: Joseph Kennedy Sr.’s Outsized Life | Jacob Heilbrunn | November 21, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
“Thom Grey was created to exemplify a more youthful and university inspired sensibility,” the designer told WWD.Mary-Kate Olsen Moves In; 20,000 Pairs of Fake Louboutins Seized | The Daily Beast | August 17, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
Both of these narratives exemplify why this country is still as Ronald Reagan famously put it "a shining city upon a hill."
He was not Hugh Hefner, who used his house to exemplify his sexual values.
This picture might well exemplify the dislocation between old and new in the movement of the dress and the stasis of the dancer.
Since words have different meanings, we may sometimes find that a pair of words exemplify all three Laws, as plough and sword.Assimilative Memory | Marcus Dwight Larrowe (AKA Prof. A. Loisette)
These figures exemplify the material growth of industrial Scotland in the forty years that have passed.Fifty Years of Railway Life in England, Scotland and Ireland | Joseph Tatlow
He was an ardent devotee of the Commonwealth and his writings exemplify this affectionate feeling.Hallowed Heritage: The Life of Virginia | Dorothy M. Torpey
exemplify the sibilant impurity with such syllables as pish, false, traitress, miscreant.The Ontario Readers: The High School Reader, 1886 | Ministry of Education
It is somewhat difficult to exemplify this by a line-drawing, though it is easy to do so with an actual example.Armour & Weapons | Charles John Ffoulkes
British Dictionary definitions for exemplify
to show by example
to serve as an example of
to make an official copy of (a document from public records) under seal
to transcribe (a legal document)
- exemplifiable, adjective
- exemplification, noun
- exemplificative, adjective
- exemplifier, noun
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