good example

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Noun1.good example - something to be imitated; "an exemplar of success"; "a model of clarity"; "he is the very model of a modern major general"
ideal - the idea of something that is perfect; something that one hopes to attain
beaut, beauty - an outstanding example of its kind; "his roses were beauties"; "when I make a mistake it's a beaut"
pacemaker, pacesetter - a leading instance in its field; "the new policy will be a pacesetter in community relations"
pattern - a model considered worthy of imitation; "the American constitution has provided a pattern for many republics"
prodigy - an impressive or wonderful example of a particular quality; "the Marines are expected to perform prodigies of valor"
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Thus it will be a double glory for him to have established a new principality, and adorned and strengthened it with good laws, good arms, good allies, and with a good example; so will it be a double disgrace to him who, born a prince, shall lose his state by want of wisdom.
It is a good example, gentlemen, and I will develop it.
This science they carry to considerable perfection, of which a good example is to be seen in their "tollas," or heavy throwing knives, the backs of these weapons being made of hammered iron, and the edges of beautiful steel welded with great skill on to the iron frames.
It won't do for the curate to have a shepherdess, for the sake of good example; and if the bachelor chooses to have one, that is his look-out."
Rushworth has set a good example, and such things are very catching."
She could have said more on the subject; for she had in fact so high an opinion of the Crofts, and considered her father so very fortunate in his tenants, felt the parish to be so sure of a good example, and the poor of the best attention and relief, that however sorry and ashamed for the necessity of the removal, she could not but in conscience feel that they were gone who deserved not to stay, and that Kellynch Hall had passed into better hands than its owners'.
Athos had no longer his son to induce him to walk firmly, with head erect, as a good example; he had no longer, in those brilliant eyes of the young man, an ever-ardent focus at which to kindle anew the fire of his looks.
"One would think that as an artillery officer you would set a good example, yet here you are without your boots!
"Come, come, Father," replied the outlaw, "what dost I that I have not good example for from the barons, and the King, and Holy Church.
"There is a good example of it in this evening's paper.
"Thank you for setting the good example! thank you for giving the timely help!
'My dear,' he continued, 'this is an occasion--ha--teeming with a good example. With a good example, my favourite and attached child --hum--to you.'