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ex·em·pla·ry

 (ĭg-zĕm′plə-rē)
adj.
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.]

ex′em·plar′i·ly (ĕg′zəm-plâr′ə-lē) adv.
ex·em′pla·ri·ness, ex′em·plar′i·ty (ĕg′zəm-plăr′ĭ-tē) n.

exemplary

(ɪɡˈzɛmplərɪ)
adj
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)

adj.
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.
[1580–90]
ex•em′pla•ri•ly, adv.
ex•em′pla•ri•ness, ex`em•plar′i•ty, n.
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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"

exemplary

adjective
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

adjective
3. Conforming to an ultimate form of perfection or excellence:
Translations

exemplary

[ɪgˈzemplərɪ] ADJejemplar

exemplary

[ɪgˈzɛmpləri] adjexemplaire

exemplary

adj
(= 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.
During this display of emotions so natural in their situation, Hawkeye, whose vigilant distrust had satisfied itself that the Hurons, who disfigured the heavenly scene, no longer possessed the power to interrupt its harmony, approached David, and liberated him from the bonds he had, until that moment, endured with the most exemplary patience.
According to this version of the story, Judge Pyncheon, exemplary as we have portrayed him in our narrative, was, in his youth, an apparently irreclaimable scapegrace.
This learned stranger was exemplary as regarded at least the outward forms of a religious life; and early after his arrival, had chosen for his spiritual guide the Reverend Mr.
In good time, nevertheless, as the ardor of youth declines; as years and dumps increase; as reflection lends her solemn pauses; in short, as a general lassitude overtakes the sated Turk; then a love of ease and virtue supplants the love for maidens; our Ottoman enters upon the impotent, repentant, admonitory stage of life, forswears, disbands the harem, and grown to an exemplary, sulky old soul, goes about all alone among the meridians and parallels saying his prayers, and warning each young Leviathan from his amorous errors.
Exquisite gentlemen of the finest breeding, which was at that remarkable time--and has been since--to be known by its fruits of indifference to every natural subject of human interest, were in the most exemplary state of exhaustion, at the hotel of Monseigneur.
These she put down upon the table without a word, glaring at me the while with exemplary firmness, and then retired, locking the door after her.
Herbert and I went on from bad to worse, in the way of increasing our debts, looking into our affairs, leaving Margins, and the like exemplary transactions; and Time went on, whether or no, as he has a way of doing; and I came of age - in fulfilment of Herbert's prediction, that I should do so before I knew where I was.
Marner was highly thought of in that little hidden world, known to itself as the church assembling in Lantern Yard; he was believed to be a young man of exemplary life and ardent faith; and a peculiar interest had been centred in him ever since he had fallen, at a prayer-meeting, into a mysterious rigidity and suspension of consciousness, which, lasting for an hour or more, had been mistaken for death.
At last, exasperated by her own inability to restore order, she seized the baby, which had cried incessantly throughout, and, declaring that it was doing it on purpose and should have something real to cry for, gave it an exemplary smacking, and ordered the others to bed.
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.
You owe it to good morals and to religion to manifest under such circumstances an exemplary displeasure.