good example

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n good example 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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Quotations

  • Francois De La Rochefoucauld
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    “Old men are fond of giving good advice to console themselves for their inability to give bad examples.”
  • Francois De La Rochefoucauld
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    “Old people love to give good advice to console themselves for no longer being able to set a bad example.”
  • Dwight L. Moody
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    “A good example is far better than a good precept.”
  • Oscar Wilde
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    “Really, if the lower orders don't set us a good example, what on earth is the use of them? They seem, as a class, to have absolutely no sense of moral responsibility.”
  • Francois De La Rochefoucauld
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    “Nothing is so contagious as an example. We never do great good or evil without bringing about more of the same on the part of others.”
  • Thomas Morell
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    “The first great gift we can bestow on others is a good example.”

Usage

In literature:

I'll set you a good example.
"By Rock and Pool on an Austral Shore, and Other Stories" by Louis Becke
But he is not a solitary example of such good fortune.
"Campaign of the Indus" by T.W.E. Holdsworth
This must be an unusually good example of river terrace.
"The Head Hunters of Northern Luzon From Ifugao to Kalinga" by Cornelis De Witt Willcox
It is a good thing to follow a good example, and our devoted Bro.
"Personal Recollections of Pardee Butler" by Pardee Butler
We can't do better than follow such good examples.
"International Weekly Miscellany Vol. I. No. 3, July 15, 1850" by Various
As there are no walled towns in America, and the example could do no good, we did not make a pilgrimage to the spot.
"A Residence in France" by J. Fenimore Cooper
For good examples of this enlightened caution, see the definitions on pages 54-65, especially that from Bagchot.
"The Making of Arguments" by J. H. Gardiner
As a clergyman he would have set a good example.
"Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science, Vol. 17, No. 97, January, 1876" by Various
He tells us his creed requires him to be a good citizen: we give him a fine field in which he can be to us a fine example.
"Principles of Freedom" by Terence J. MacSwiney
The Vincenzo Abadasso case was a good example of the folly of that rule.
"The Boy With the U.S. Census" by Francis Rolt-Wheeler
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In poetry:

Thanks for the good man's beautiful example,
Who in the vilest saw
Some sacred crypt or altar of a temple
Still vocal with God's law;
"In Remembrance Of Joseph Sturge" by John Greenleaf Whittier
Thou didst in health a good example show,
How we may lead lives good and pious here;
Give us the like again, to teach us how
We may, with resignation, sickness bear.
"A Letter From Sir Lewis Mansel Of Margam, In Glamorganshire, As 'Tis Suppos'd, To The Vicar Prichard" by Rees Prichard
Farewell Example, Living Rule farewell;
Whose practise shew'd goodness was possible,
Who reach'd the full outstretch'd perfection
Of Man, of Lawyer, and of Christian.
"An Epitaph On Sr John Walter, Lord Cheife Baron" by William Strode
Follow with reverent steps the great example
Of Him whose holy work was "doing good;"
So shall the wide earth seem our Father's temple,
Each loving life a psalm of gratitude.
"Worship" by John Greenleaf Whittier
To this let all good Hearts resound,
While Diadems invest his Head:
Long may he live, whose Life doth bound
More then his Laws, and better Lead
By high Example, then by Dread.
"An Ode To The King, At His Returning From Scotland To The Queen, After His Coronation There" by Sir Henry Wotton
“Which means: by drinking how and when I like,
And sticking to the one unsweetened sample,
I hope in course of time that it will strike
All men to follow up my good example.”
"Jimmy Wood" by Barcroft Henry Boake

In news:

Harris setting a good example.
David Baldacci's new bestseller-to-be is a good example of a certain type of commercially successful novel.
The Les Misérables premiere's red carpet is the best example I've seen in a long time of what happens when bad wardrobe choices happen to good — or at least beautiful — people.
Ballard rain gardens, I think, are a very good example of how important it is to do really careful analysis, particularly in challenging settings.
AP - you are wrong (and biased to the Left) Good example of it's wrong because (April 4, 2012, by jj11nfg).
Saturday night's victory over the Cavs is a good example of Frank's thinking.
I swiped a couple headlines from my blog reader to illustrate both good and bad examples.
Parents also have to help by setting a good example.
Neely pointed to the new development plan at the Bulova building in Sag Harbor as a good example of sustainable growth.
While I've found a few examples that are cosmetically in very good shape, the owners of these bikes seem to believe in zero maintenance.
One recent example is a study that says keeping the mind active is a key to good health.
Pennsylvania judge sets good example serving jury duty .
They always say you don't know what you have until it's gone, and Sergei Zubov is a good example of that.
Give yourself a moral check-up and see if you are setting a good example for your kids.
Bahrain is a good example.
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In science:

For example, the numerical simulations of Nedoluha & Watson (1992) suggest that if xB << 1 and the maser is not strongly saturated, the thermal Zeeman relationship is a good approximation (i.e.
OH Zeeman Magnetic Field Detections Toward Five Supernova Remnants Using the VLA
It turns out that these two examples are very good for testing one’s definition of orbifolds.
Orbispaces and Orbifolds from the Point of View of the Borel Construction, a new Definition
In the 70’s, CuBenz was considered as a good example of quantum isotropic AF chains .
Elementary Excitations in Quantum Antiferromagnetic Chains: Dyons, Spinons and Breathers
The Bose system in a random environment might be another good example for studying the relation between BEC and superfluidity [6, 7].
Bose-Einstein condensation and superfluidity of dilute Bose gas in a random potential
They follow the same rules under all conditions of interaction (Casti, website). The “Game of Life” is a good example of such a system.
Complex Systems
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