exemplify

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v exemplify clarify by giving an example of
    • v exemplify be characteristic of "This compositional style is exemplified by this fugue"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Exemplify To copy; to transcribe; to make an attested copy or transcript of, under seal, as of a record.
    • Exemplify To prove or show by an attested copy.
    • Exemplify To show or illustrate by example. "He did but . . . exemplify the principles in which he had been brought up."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • exemplify To show or illustrate by example.
    • exemplify To copy; transcribe; make an attested copy or transcript of under seal.
    • exemplify To prove or show by an attested copy.
    • exemplify To make an example of, as by punishing.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Exemplify egz-em′pli-fī to illustrate by example: to make an attested copy of: to prove by an attested copy
    • pr.p Exemplify exem′plifying; pa.p. exem′plified
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Quotations

  • Theodore M. Hesburgh
    Theodore M. Hesburgh
    “It is easier to exemplify values than teach them.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. exemplum, example + -fy,: cf. LL. exemplificare, to copy, serve as an example

Usage

In literature:

This is artificial selection, and is best exemplified in the experiments with pigeons.
"The Fertility of the Unfit" by William Allan Chapple
Transitory System are quoted as exemplifying the benefits which accrue to Individuality.
"The Psychology of Management" by L. M. Gilbreth
A story breathing the doctrine of love and patience as exemplified in the life of a child.
"The Turtles of Tasman" by Jack London
The funeral rites of the dead among the Indians were clearly exemplified here.
"The Life and Adventures of Kit Carson, the Nestor of the Rocky Mountains, from Facts Narrated by Himself" by De Witt C. Peters
What she urged upon others she exemplified in herself.
"The Power of Faith" by Isabella Graham
He not only taught forgiveness but He exemplified His teachings in His life.
"The Art of Public Speaking" by Dale Carnagey (AKA Dale Carnegie) and J. Berg Esenwein
But now the advantages of a good moral education were brilliantly exemplified.
"The Book of the Bush" by George Dunderdale
Exemplified by numerous Woodcuts.
"Notes and Queries, Number 20, March 16, 1850" by Various
ALLEGORY, hypocrisy of the, exemplified in Tasso, ii.
"Renaissance in Italy, Volumes 1 and 2" by John Addington Symonds
This is exemplified in the abandonment of that intensely stupid custom, the teaching of grammar to children.
"Essays on Education and Kindred Subjects" by Herbert Spencer
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In poetry:

Dear Margaret! that "pearl-name"
Is thine--and may it be
The synonym of goodness,
Of truth and purity,
And all ennobling graces
Exemplified in thee.
"Margaret" by Hattie Howard
Though inartistic and uncouth,
That effort of a novice hand
Exemplifies a striking truth,
And may Time's ravages withstand,
To be by future ages read,
When years and centuries have fled.
"Fame." by Alfred Castner King

In news:

But Romney's foreign policy pronouncements suggest not only that the neocons are back, but that – when compared with the traditional multilateral internationalism exemplified by the first President Bush – they are in the driver's seat.
Housing advocates say Marin County's Bill Duane exemplifies a vexing irony: People support affordable housing with their labor, money, and votes?just so long as it's nowhere near them.
OBT 's 2009 'Nutcracker' exemplifies grace under pressure.
The drive for agriculture that Michele Payn -Knoper exemplifies comes from the family farm that she grew up on.
Once again, a graphic novel exemplifying comics' ability to uniquely treat the themes of literary fiction has topped.
This character exemplifies one's own feelings and ideas, what is best in our own selves, the things we hold true.
The trend is exemplified by recent news that Livewire and Ravenna protocols will talk to one another.
Yet few wines can match Cotes du Rhone in exemplifying the myriad changes that have transformed the French wine industry in the last 20 years.
In fact, it is the headquarters of the Albany County Historical Association, (ACHA), that aims to preserve and exemplify the history and heritage of New York's Capital Region.
They played soccer, yes, but they also partied at Studio 54, hung out with models and Mick Jagger, and otherwise exemplified the hedonism of the era.
) T'afia exemplifies a new and more enlightened approach to restaurant service.
This newly expanded lineup underscores our commitment to the sport and it also exemplifies why HJC Helmets, including our new line of high-tech RP series helmets, continues to be #1 in the world—by design.
Magazine goes behind the scenes with 26 entrepreneurs who best exemplify the extraordinary drive, creativity, and passion of American business.
1996 win at Seattle exemplified dominant run to Super Bowl.
A free clinic serving the region exemplifies the spirit of cooperation, making it an ideal candidate for an Operation Round Up grant from members of Verendrye Electric Cooperative.
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In science:

We will consider two generic frameworks where our result applies: systems described (i) by Langevin dynamics, and (ii) by a Markov dynamics on discrete configurations, exemplifying their parallel features.
Unifying approach for fluctuation theorems from joint probability distributions
Right: The angular diameter distance dA (z ) for the same model, exemplifying the multiple theoretical predictions for the value of dA corresponding to one value of z .
Testing the Void against Cosmological data: fitting CMB, BAO, SN and H0
One purpsoe of the present work is to exemplify that this may lead to uncertainties e.g. in the determination of ξ also due to unknown and unspecified off-shell properties.
Spin 1/2 Fermions in the Unitary Limit.III
To help the non-expert reader to easily derive the selfconsistency equations we exemplify the calculation of Eq.
Complexity of waves in nonlinear disordered media
To help the nonexpert reader to easily derive the self-consistency equations we exemplify the calculation of Eq. (51).
Complexity of waves in nonlinear disordered media
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