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Live as you would have wished to live when you come to die.
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Etymology

From Old French essample (French: exemple), from [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] exemplum.

Pronunciation

Noun

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example

Plural
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example ({{{1}}})
  1. Something that is representative of all such things in a group.
  2. Something that serves to explain or illustrate a rule.
  3. Something that serves as a pattern of behaviour to be imitated (a good example) or not to be imitated (a bad example).
    • "Learn from me, if not by my precepts, then at least by my example, how dangerous is the acquirement of knowledge" - Mary Shelley, Frankenstein
  4. A person punished as a warning to others.
  5. A parallel or closely similar case, especially when serving as a precedent or model.
  6. An instance (as a problem to be solved) serving to illustrate the rule or precept or to act as an exercise in the application of the rule.

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