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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Example  \Ex*am"ple\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Exampled};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Exampling}.] 
  To  set  an  example  for  to  give  a  precedent  for  to  exemplify; 
  to  give  an  instance  of  to  instance.  [Obs.]  ``I  may  example 
  my  digression  by  some  mighty  precedent.''  --Shak. 
  Burke  devoted  himself  to  this  duty  with  a  fervid 
  assiduity  that  has  not  often  been  exampled,  and  has 
  never  been  surpassed.  --J.  Morley.