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'example' - used as a noun
1. an item of information that is representative of a type
this patient provides a typical example of the syndrome
there is an example on page 10
2. a representative form or pattern
I profited from his example
3. something to be imitated
4. punishment intended as a warning to others
they decided to make an example of him
5. an occurrence of something
but there is always the famous example of the Smiths
6. a task performed or problem solved in order to develop skill or understanding
you must work the examples at the end of each chapter in the textbook
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Our government... teaches the whole people by its example. If the government becomes the lawbreaker, it breeds contempt for law; it invites every man to become a law unto himself; it invites anarchy. - Click here to find out.
Fact of the day
The earliest known example of an organized market for equities dates from Rome, second century B.C.