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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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An anecdote or short narrative used (as in a medieval sermon) to point a moral or sustain an argument.

Usage examples (15)
  • I.e. for id est, as opposed to e.g. for exemplum gratum.
  • This exemplum is known in many countries and in many forms.
  • Gallia Belgica: xviii. 183, 'nec recens subtrahemus exemplum in
  • Habet bonorum exemplum, quo exemplo sibi licere id facere quod illi fecerunt putat. ' for more
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