verb (exemplifies, exemplifying, exemplified)[with object]
- 1Be a typical example of: rock bands that best exemplify the spirit of the ageMore example sentences
- Our industry is one steeped in parts and details, and the current crop of specifications exemplifies such.
- The special award, presented posthumously, exemplifies the spirit of Muskingum College.
- It's a great Australian and human story exemplifying the antithesis of current Coalition values.
- 1.1Give an example of; illustrate by giving an example.More example sentences
- This poignant illustration of devastated motherhood exemplifies the problematics of literalizing Beloved on screen.
- This study illustrates that particular patterns and behaviors exemplifying the relationship work of generative fathering can be found in narrative accounts told by fathers of their experiences connecting with children.
- Certainly a better, more timely illustration than one from 1873 could have been chosen to exemplify the primacy and precedence of Sloan's subject matter in American visual culture.
- 1.2 Law Make an attested copy of (a document) under an official seal.More example sentences
- This is the principal of ethical retribution, exemplified (in criminal law) by Kant's dictum about the moral necessity of executing even the last murderer.
- The question therefore is whether the materials exemplified will have the qualities called for by the claim and in particular whether hoes in late prehistoric times.
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- In a world of six billion mortal souls, we are never far away from a flesh-and-blood exemplification of life's one great certainty.
- Well, we're all exemplifications of the principle that people have children.
- And those Classical artistic compositions' principles are the exemplification of the methods of political thinking of a people, which are necessary for a good society.
late Middle English (in the sense 'illustrate by examples'): from medieval Latin exemplificare, from Latin exemplum 'sample' (see example).