verb (exemplifies, exemplifying, exemplified)[with object]
- 1Be a typical example of: the best dry sherry is exemplified by the fino of JerezMore 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.
- 2Illustrate or clarify by giving an example: he exemplified his point with an anecdoteMore 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.
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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: from medieval Latin exemplificare, from Latin exemplum 'sample' (see example).