Exampling
Example Ex*am"ple, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Exampled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Exampling}.] To set an example for; to give a precedent for; to exemplify; to give an instance of; to instance. [Obs.] ``I may example my digression by some mighty precedent.'' --Shak. [1913 Webster]

Burke devoted himself to this duty with a fervid assiduity that has not often been exampled, and has never been surpassed. --J. Morley. [1913 Webster]


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  • Example — Ex*am ple, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Exampled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Exampling}.] To set an example for; to give a precedent for; to exemplify; to give an instance of; to instance. [Obs.] I may example my digression by some mighty precedent. Shak. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Exampled — Example Ex*am ple, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Exampled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Exampling}.] To set an example for; to give a precedent for; to exemplify; to give an instance of; to instance. [Obs.] I may example my digression by some mighty precedent. Shak …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • example — I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo French essample, example, from Latin exemplum, from eximere to take out, from ex + emere to take more at redeem Date: 14th century 1. one that serves as a pattern to be imitated or not to be imitated… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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  • example — [eg zam′pəl, igzam′pəl; eg′zämpəl, igzämpəl] n. [ME < OFr example, essample < L exemplum, sample, example < eximere, to take out < ex , out + emere, to buy < IE base * em , to take > Lith imù] 1. something selected to show the… …   English World dictionary

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