exemplary


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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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
مِثالي، قُدْوَه، نَموذَجي
eksemplarisk
példaszerű
fyrirmyndar-
pavyzdingas
parauga-
príkladný

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 moment he heard the firing and the cry from behind, the general realized that something dreadful had happened to his regiment, and the thought that he, an exemplary officer of many years' service who had never been to blame, might be held responsible at headquarters for negligence or inefficiency so staggered him that, forgetting the recalcitrant cavalry colonel, his own dignity as a general, and above all quite forgetting the danger and all regard for self-preservation, he clutched the crupper of his saddle and, spurring his horse, galloped to the regiment under a hail of bullets which fell around, but fortunately missed him.
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.
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.
The only excesses indulged in by this temperate and exemplary people, appear to be gambling and horseracing.
I dare say he never did, because I understand that diplomatists, in and out of the career, take themselves and their tricks with an exemplary seriousness.
We naturally settled down into a very slow, stay-at-home manner of life, and resolved to be quiet, exemplary people, and roam no more for twenty or thirty days.
He had from the first, as Sir Hugh Evans says of Anne Page, 'good gifts', which he improved by study and attention in a most exemplary manner.
At least, they shall say of me," thought this exemplary man, "that I leave no public duty unperformed or ill-performed
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.
In short, she lives a pattern for her sex, unfettered by any romantic and foolish pledges, discharging all the natural duties of her years and station in an exemplary manner, but unwilling to incur any new ones, because she has but one heart, and that was long since given with its purity, sincerity, and truth, to him who is dead, and can never become the property of another.
For,' said she, smiling slyly at her own fair image in the glass, 'he has been a most exemplary attendant at church these last few Sundays: you would think he was quite a good Christian.