object lesson


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object lesson

n.
1. A concrete illustration of a moral or principle.
2. A lesson taught by using a material object.

object lesson

n
1. a convincing demonstration of some principle or ideal
2. (Education) (esp formerly) a lesson in which a material object forms the basis of the teaching and is available to be inspected

ob′ject les`son


n.
a practical or concrete illustration of a principle.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.object lesson - punishment intended as a warning to others; "they decided to make an example of him"
admonition, word of advice, monition, warning - cautionary advice about something imminent (especially imminent danger or other unpleasantness); "a letter of admonition about the dangers of immorality"; "the warning was to beware of surprises"; "his final word of advice was not to play with matches"
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object lesson

n
(fig)Paradebeispiel nt, → Musterbeispiel nt (→ in, on für, +gen)

object lesson

n (fig) object lesson (in)dimostrazione f (di)
References in classic literature ?
The collection, I assure you, was an object lesson in human malignity.
It will break your heart--it will break his; but for you it will be an excellent object lesson.
All this is used up; it is no longer instructive as an object lesson in revolutionary anarchism.
It would have been a splendid object lesson, she thought, to all those idealists who seek mass perfection in any phase of human endeavor, since here they might discover the truth that absolute perfection is as little to be desired as is its antithesis.
The film is an attention-getting, absorbing object lesson in neglecting critical thinking.
While Spotlight (see above) is an object lesson in how to tell a true story, here's the polar opposite.
During his speech, yhsanoy-lu said Medymak Hotel should be turned into a museum as an object lesson for the people.
Heavy conditions didn't help but there was an overload of errors by both sides in a game that never really took off but at half-time, Ponty led 19-0 and it seemed business as usual for the home side Early on they gave the massive Swansea forwards an object lesson in the dark arts of the breakdowns and were well worth their lead at the interval with the All Whites barely getting a look in.
Those seeking an object lesson in the relative value of art and commerce in Hollywood need look no further than Ethan Hawke, who kicked off the summer movie season with Richard Linklater's "Before Midnight" and now brings it to a close with "Getaway," another tale of an American expat winding his way through an exotic foreign locale.
HOARDERS TAKE NOTE: PHYSICAL THEATRE artist Geoff Sobelle's latest creation is The Object Lesson, in which a man, alone with a heap of artifacts culled from everyday life, explores the inner life of said objects.
The Reyhanli incident should be an object lesson for Turkey and reactionary states in the region to stop supporting terrorists, the Iranian legislator stated.
WHAT an object lesson in double standards our city council is portraying.