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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)
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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.
Object Lessons & the Formation of Knowledge: The University of Michigan Museums, Libraries, & Collections, 1817-2017
And the failures of his Wall Street Journal essay are object lessons of the pitfalls of a world where so many move between academic and government work, or government work and lobbying, or scholarship and opinion writing.

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