exemplar exemplar  /ɪɡ ˈzɛm plɑr/


  • (n) something to be imitated



  1. His admirers look upon Franklin as an exemplar of the personal character and civic virtue that are too often missing in today's world.
  2. The FTC's first target was, of all people, that exemplar of wholesomeness Pat Boone.
  3. For almost as long as Jackie Chan has been Asian action cinema's premier exemplar and export, people have been wondering how long he can keep punishing himself.


  • Midnight's Children: For Those Who Want the Gist of the Novel (and No More)

    One of the most beguiling of the many stories all knotted up in Salman Rushdie's brilliant, baggy, exhausting 1981 novel Midnight's Children concerns a lovelorn doctor, his beautiful patient, and that timeless exemplar of old-world prudishness: a sheet with a hole in it. The patient...
    on July 2, 2013     Source: Broward-Palm Beach New Times


  1. "The original intention was that we put in place a liberal democracy that was an exemplar for the region, was pro-West and might have a beneficial effect on the balance within the Middle East," Dannatt told the Daily Mail. "That was the hope,...
    on Oct 13, 2006 By: Sir Richard Dannatt Source: Bloomberg

  2. On news of his former bandmate's passing, co-founder Sam Andrew wrote on Big Brother's official website, "For me and many people, James was the real 1960s, the real exemplar of that counterculture, the forerunner. Peter Albin, Chet Helms and I...
    on Dec 22, 2009 By: Sam Andrew Source: Spinner

  3. "It is patently absurd that President Bush, whose irresponsible policies instigated record budget deficits and added more than $3 trillion to the national debt, now wants to pretend that he is somehow an exemplar of fiscal responsibility," said...
    on Nov 13, 2007 By: Steny Hoyer Source: Los Angeles Times

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