exemplar

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n exemplar something to be imitated "an exemplar of success","a model of clarity","he is the very model of a modern major general"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Exemplar A copy of a book or writing.
    • Exemplar A model, original, or pattern, to be copied or imitated; a specimen; sometimes; an ideal model or type, as that which an artist conceives. "Such grand exemplar as make their own abilities the sole measure of what is fit or unfit."
    • a Exemplar Exemplary. "The exemplar piety of the father of a family."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • exemplar Serving as an example; exemplary.
    • exemplar Conveying a warning; fitted to warn or deter.
    • exemplar Pertaining or relating to an example or to examples; containing or constituting an example.
    • n exemplar A model, original, or pattern to be copied or imitated; the idea or image of a thing formed in the mind; an archetype.
    • n exemplar A specimen; a copy, especially a copy of a book or writing.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Exemplar egz-em′plar a person or thing to be imitated: the ideal model of an artist: a type: an example
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. exemplar, exemplum,: cf. F. exemplaire,. See Example, and cf. Examper Sampler
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. exemplaire—Low L. exemplariumexemplum, example.

Usage

In literature:

It was the ready exemplar of American distortion and absurdity in the domain of Art.
"Glances at Europe" by Horace Greeley
There are plenty of precedents, and a fatal fulness of exemplars.
"Faces and Places" by Henry William Lucy
Such books as 'The Sentimental Sex' are exemplars of a modern cult that will not be ignored.
"A Spoil of Office" by Hamlin Garland
At one time its exemplars fired composers to their best efforts.
"The Merry-Go-Round" by Carl Van Vechten
They had an illustrious exemplar.
"The Bounty of the Chesapeake" by James Wharton
Nicolai (S.) Vita, sive Stultitiae Exemplar, 87.
"Notes and Queries, Index of Volume 3, January-June, 1851" by Various
High in the scale of manhood these who ceaselessly aspire toward life's great Exemplar.
"A Man's Value to Society" by Newell Dwight Hillis
When the pure tenour of his life we view, Himself the bright exemplar that he drew?
"A Poetical Review of the Literary and Moral Character of the late Samuel Johnson (1786)" by John Courtenay
To such models, exemplars, or types, Plato gave the designation of Ideas.
"History of the Intellectual Development of Europe, Volume I (of 2)" by John William Draper
An exemplar, a light upon the path of duty, as others also had been.
"Old Crow" by Alice Brown
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In poetry:

But BERNARD, far from murmuring
(Exemplar, friends, to us),
Determined to his faith to cling, -
He made the best of everything,
And argued softly thus:
"A Worm Will Turn" by William Schwenck Gilbert
Exemplars may be heaped until they hide
The rules that they were made to render plain;
Love may be watched, her nature to decide,
Until love's self doth wane.
"Honours -- Part II." by Jean Ingelow
His was all the Norman's polish
And sobriety of grace;
All the Goth's majestic figure;
All the Roman's noble face;
And he stood the tall exemplar
Of a grand historic race.
"The Lee Memorial Ode" by James Barron Hope

In news:

Sidwell Friends is a special school, an exemplar of the best education we can provide in America for $34,268 a year.
Roger Scruton may not be a household name, but he is a contemporary cultural exemplar from the British side of the pond, someone who has given clear and eloquent expression to his challenging point of view.
C onvention holds that sunny Californians and laid-back Oregonians are exemplars of "nice," and, apparently, so are their crabs.
He was an exemplar of integrity, fairness, grace, civility.
Officials with Blount Memorial Hospital recently announced the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) had awarded the hospital " Exemplar status" for its alcohol skin preparation prior to surgery.
Michael Korda's readable 'Hero' engages the exemplar Lawrence of Arabia.
A nearby galactic exemplar .
Heineman Jr Receives 2004 Exemplar Award.
Heineman Jr, senior vice president-law and public affairs and secretary, General Electric Company, was honored last month with the 2004 Exemplar Award presented by the National Legal Aid & Defender Association.
John McCain, whose life is a continuing exemplar of the American heroic ideal, regretfully has got it quite wrong when he says that growing GOP opposition to the Libyan and Afghan wars is evidence of isolationism .
An Exemplar of Primary Health Care.
Michael Korda 's readable 'Hero' engages the exemplar Lawrence of Arabia.
Exemplars of quality over quantity, and the intimacy of a book you can hold in one hand as easily as a smart phone.
Piet Oudolf is the leading exemplar of the New Perennials landscape movement, which holds that plants should be chosen for shape and texture more than for color.
An Exemplar of Primary Health Care .
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In science:

The paper of Goddyn and Wong contains items of interesting exemplars of such extremal sets.
Random runners are very lonely
Support and Affiliated features: Given any exemplar vector ˜α ∈ Rn and a collection of feature vectors {fi }, where f (cid:48) i ∈ Rn .
Discovering Support and Affiliated Features from Very High Dimensions
Finally we used only one exemplar for the beam measurements.
Testrun results from prototype fiber detectors for high rate particle tracking
In the meantime five other exemplars of the photomultiplier have been studied with similar results.
Testrun results from prototype fiber detectors for high rate particle tracking
In these cases, an exemplar file is picked and used to demonstrate the document type.
Applying Natural Language Generation to Indicative Summarization
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