(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n. sample, specimen, piece; instance, case, illustration; pattern, type, standard, copy, model, idea; precedent; warning; problem, exercise. See conformity, imitation.
(Roget's IV) n.
1. [A representative]
Syn. illustration, case, instance, representative, specimen, part, warning, exemplar, exemplification, sample, citation, case in point, concrete example, pattern, model, object lesson, exempli gratia (Latin), prototype, archetype, stereotype, original, copy, symbol, quotation, exponent, for instance*.
2. [Something to be imitated]
Syn. standard, pattern, model, precedent; see model 2 .
set an example,
Syn. instruct, behave as a model, set a pattern, lead the way; see lead 1 , teach 1 .
without example,
Syn. unprecedented, novel, New and different; see unique 1 , unprecedented .
Syn.- example is applied to something that is cited as typical of the members of its group [ his novel is an example of Romantic literature ] ; instance refers to a person, thing, or event that is adduced to prove or support a general statement [ here is an instance of his sincerity ] ; case is applied to any happening or condition that demonstrates the general existence or occurrence of something [ a case of mistaken identity ] ; illustration is used of an instance or example that helps to explain or clarify something [ this sentence is an illustration of the use of a word ] See also Synonym Study at model .
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) n.
sample, specimen, sampling, instance, exemplar, model, paradigm, stereotype. ''The best sermon.''—Ben Franklin.
(Roget's Thesaurus II) noun 1. One that is representative of a group or class: case, illustration, instance, representative, sample, specimen. See SUBSTITUTE. 2. One that is worthy of imitation or duplication: beau ideal, exemplar, ideal, mirror, model, paradigm, pattern, standard. See GOOD. 3. A closely similar case in existence or in the past: precedent. See SAME. 4. An instance that warns or discourages prospective imitators: lesson, warning. See WARN.

English dictionary for students. 2013.


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