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ex·em·pla·ry  (g-zmpl-r)
1. Worthy of imitation; commendable: exemplary behavior.
2. Serving as a model.
3. Serving as an illustration; typical.
4. Serving as a warning; admonitory.

[From Middle English exaumplarie, exemplere, an exemplar; see exemplar.]

exem·plari·ly (gzm-plâr-l) adv.
ex·empla·ri·ness, exem·plari·ty (gzm-plr-t) n.

exemplary (ɪɡˈzɛmplərɪ)
1. fit for imitation; model: an exemplary performance.
2. serving as a warning; admonitory: an exemplary jail sentence.
3. representative; typical: an action exemplary of his conduct.
exˈemplarily adv exˈemplariness n
ex•em•pla•ry (ɪgˈzɛm plə ri, ˈɛg zəmˌplɛr i)

1. worthy of imitation; commendable: exemplary conduct.
2. serving as a warning or deterrent: The jury awarded exemplary damages.
3. serving as an illustration or specimen; illustrative; typical.
4. serving as a model or pattern.
5. of, pertaining to, or composed of examples: the exemplary literature of the medieval period.
ex•em′pla•ri•ly, adv.
ex•em′pla•ri•ness, ex`em•plar′i•ty, n.
Thesaurus Legend:  Synonyms Related Words Antonyms
Adj.1.exemplary - worthy of imitation; "exemplary behavior"; "model citizens"
worthy - having worth or merit or value; being honorable or admirable; "a worthy fellow"; "a worthy cause"
2.exemplary - being or serving as an illustration of a type; "the free discussion that is emblematic of democracy"; "an action exemplary of his conduct";
typical - exhibiting the qualities or characteristics that identify a group or kind or category; "a typical American girl"; "a typical suburban community"; "the typical car owner drives 10,000 miles a year"; "a painting typical of the Impressionist school"; "a typical romantic poem"; "a typical case of arteritis"
3.exemplary - serving to warnexemplary - serving to warn; "shook a monitory finger at him"; "an exemplary jail sentence"
dissuasive - deterring from action; "dissuasive advice"; "made a slight dissuasive gesture with her hand"

1. ideal, good, fine, model, excellent, sterling, admirable, honourable, commendable, laudable, praiseworthy, meritorious, estimable, punctilious He showed outstanding and exemplary courage in the face of danger.
2. typical, representative, characteristic, signature, illustrative an exemplary case of how issues of this sort can be resolved
3. warning, harsh, cautionary, admonitory, monitory He demanded exemplary sentences for those behind the violence.
exemplary [ɪgˈzemplərɪ] ADJejemplar

exemplary [ɪgˈzɛmpləri] adjexemplaire

(= excellent)vorbildlich, beispielhaft (→ in sth in etw dat)
(= as a deterrent) punishment, sentenceexemplarisch

exemplary [ɪgˈzɛmplərɪ] adjesemplare

exemplary (igˈzempləri) adjective
worth following as an example. His behaviour is always exemplary.

exemplary is spelt with -em- (not -am-).

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The Vannis kept exemplary order, and closed every evening at the hour suggested by the city council.
I know that Lady Susan in coming to Churchhill was governed only by the most honourable and amiable intentions; her prudence and economy are exemplary, her regard for Mr.
The experience of Great Britain, which presents to mankind so many political lessons, both of the monitory and exemplary kind, and which has been frequently consulted in the course of these inquiries, corroborates the result of the reflections which we have just made.
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