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Exemplary


EX'EMPLARY, adjective [from exemplar.] Serving for a pattern or model for imitation; worthy of imitation. The christian should be exemplary in his life, as well as correct in his doctrines.

1. Such as may serve for a warning to others; such as may deter from crimes or vices; as exemplary justice; exemplary punishment.

2. Such as may attract notice and imitation.

When any duty has fallen into general neglect, the most visible and exemplary performance is required.

3. Illustrating.