One or a portion taken to show the character or quality of the whole; a sample; a specimen.
That which is to be followed or imitated as a model; a pattern or copy.
That which resembles or corresponds with something else; a precedent; a model.
That which is to be avoided; one selected for punishment and to serve as a warning; a warning.
An instance serving for illustration of a rule or precept, especially a problem to be solved, or a case to be determined, as an exercise in the application of the rules of any study or branch of science; as, in trigonometry and grammar, the principles and rules are illustrated by examples.
To set an example for; to give a precedent for; to exemplify; to give an instance of; to instance.
Let not him who is houseless pull down the house of another, but let him work diligently and build one for himself, thus by example assuring that his own shall be safe from violence when built. Abraham Lincoln
Few things are harder to put up with than the annoyance of a good example. Mark Twain
It is difficult to violently suppress people in the long run, as the example of the Soviet Union and the Eastern European countries has shown. Dalai Lama
As an example to others, and not that I care for moderation myself, it has always been my rule never to smoke when asleep, and never to refrain from smoking when awake. Mark Twain
example in Afrikaans is voorbeeld
example in Danish is eksempel
example in Dutch is toonbeeld, voorbeeld
example in Finnish is esimerkki
example in French is exemple, ex
example in German is Beispiel, Vorbild, Beispiel
example in Italian is esempio, modello
example in Latin is exempoator, exemplum
example in Norwegian is eksempel
example in Portuguese is exemplo
example in Spanish is cala a, ejemplo
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