Origin of paragon
OTHER WORDS FROM paragonpar·a·gon·less, adjective
Words nearby paragon
How to use paragon in a sentence
First by posing as the paragon of Israeli security, then by sufficiently polarizing Israeli society to sabotage coalition negotiations being undertaken by his various rivals.
It is going to “ruin” college sports, as if the enterprise is a paragon of purity.NCAA’s transfer changes are good for athletes and challenging for coaches. Seems fair.|Jerry Brewer|April 16, 2021|Washington Post
As with so many self-professed paragons of strategy and masculinity, the man who advertised himself routinely as “virile, vigorous and potent” was most famous for underperforming.Little Liddys everywhere: The legacy of a political ‘super-klutz’|Dan Zak|March 31, 2021|Washington Post
Plenty of liberal-leaning shows aren’t paragons of truth either, but they haven’t been banned.Twitter and YouTube Banned Steve Bannon. Apple Still Gives Him Millions of Listeners.|by Lydia DePillis|January 19, 2021|ProPublica
The 151-year-old sport of college football has never been a paragon of parity, but its imbalance might be growing more imbalanced.The College Football Playoff has become an exclusive club. West Coast schools not invited.|Chuck Culpepper|December 18, 2020|Washington Post
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
Presently I enquired when she proposed to introduce this paragon to the person responsible for him.
I recall the case of a gentleman whose reputation was that of a paragon of all the virtues.The Sexual Life of the Child|Albert Moll
Olga, a paragon of maids, if references and experience count, showed no signs of the wear and tear of previous mistresses.The Beauty|Mrs. Wilson Woodrow
Alice Turner was engaged also, and certainly very much in love if she considered the young man a paragon.A Little Girl in Old Salem|Amanda Minnie Douglas
Then he thought bitterly upon that paragon of perfection who had caused his banishment.The Honorable Percival|Alice Hegan Rice
British Dictionary definitions for paragon
- to equal or surpass
- to compare
- to regard as a paragon