verb (used with object)
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Origin of paragon
OTHER WORDS FROM paragonpar·a·gon·less, adjective
Words nearby paragon
Example sentences from the Web for paragon
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
EVThere are a few characters in the Disney canon, like Beauty and the Beast’s Gaston, who are seen as homoerotic paragons.
Before I bid Kaufman farewell, I asked him how Yoda, a Jedi paragon, would take his advice about integrating the dark side.Are You Yoda or Darth Vader? - Issue 89: The Dark Side|Brian Gallagher|August 26, 2020|Nautilus
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