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Definition of Exemplary


  1. Serving as a pattern; deserving to be proposed for imitation; commendable; as, an exemplary person; exemplary conduct.
  2. Serving as a warning; monitory; as, exemplary justice, punishment, or damages.
  3. Illustrating as the proof of a thing.
  4. An exemplar; also, a copy of a book or writing.

Exemplary Quotations

Excellence is a better teacher than mediocrity. The lessons of the ordinary are everywhere. Truly profound and original insights are to be found only in studying the exemplary.
Warren Bennis

This above all makes history useful and desirable; it unfolds before our eyes a glorious record of exemplary actions.

A man of such obvious and exemplary charm must be a liar.
Anita Brookner

Valued companionships begin with a personal commitment to be an exemplary companion.
Joseph B. Wirthlin

The most persuasive gospel tract is the exemplary life of a faithful Latter-day Saint.
Gordon B. Hinckley
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Exemplary Translations

exemplary in German is beispielhaft, vorbildlich
exemplary in Spanish is ejemplar
exemplary in Swedish is exemplarisk
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