verb (used with object)
- paraglyph printing,
- paragonimus westermani,
Origin of paragon
Examples from the Web for paragon
The Ralph Retort, a paragon of ethical journalism websites, decided to make crowdsourcing stuff to discredit me into a project.Rage Against GamerGate’s Hate Machine: What I Got For Speaking Up|Arthur Chu|November 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Paragon of virtue Oliver North called for charges to be filed against Warner Brothers Music.
While Bacall seems like a paragon of cool confidence in the final product, she was a nervous wreck on set.
The man who holds ABC/ESPN's wacky goulash of World Cup punditry together strikes viewers as a paragon of congeniality.World Cup Anchor Mike Tirico’s Bizarre History: Reports of Stalking and Sexual Harassment|Marlow Stern|July 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He was a paragon of masculinity—a tall, dark, and impossibly handsome enigma.What's Happened to Don Draper? Why Everyone’s Favorite ‘Mad Men’ Stud Needs His Mojo Back|Lizzie Crocker|April 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The Paragon stigma were protected from the influence of other pollen by bagging and gave a good set of fruits.
Of course she was on Reginald's side in the family quarrel, although she was the paid servant of the Foreign Office paragon.
Before dinner that evening there were a few words between the Paragon and his grandmother.
To think that disagreeable new neighbour of hers, must be a paragon of all the virtues!Two Little Women|Carolyn Wells
I wish I knew the woman who wrote it; she must be a paragon.Records of Later Life|Frances Ann Kemble
- to equal or surpass
- to compare
- to regard as a paragon
Word Origin for paragon
1540s, from Middle French paragon "a model, pattern of excellence" (15c., Modern French parangon), from Italian paragone, originally "touchstone to test gold" (early 14c.), from paragonare "to test on a touchstone, compare," from Greek parakonan "to sharpen, whet," from para- "on the side" (see para- (1)) + akone "whetstone," from PIE root *ak- "sharp, pointed" (see acrid).