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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Exemplary  \Ex"em*pla*ry\,  a.  [L.  exemplaris  fr  exemplar:  cf 
  F.  exemplaire  See  {Exemplar}.] 
  1.  Serving  as  a  pattern;  deserving  to  be  proposed  for 
  imitation;  commendable;  as  an  exemplary  person;  exemplary 
  conduct. 
 
  [Bishops']  lives  and  doctrines  ought  to  be 
  exemplary.  --Bacon. 
 
  2.  Serving  as  a  warning;  monitory;  as  exemplary  justice, 
  punishment,  or  damages. 
 
  3.  Illustrating  as  the  proof  of  a  thing  --Fuller. 
 
  {Exemplary  damages}.  (Law)  See  under  {Damage}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Exemplary  \Ex"em*pla*ry\,  n. 
  An  exemplar;  also  a  copy  of  a  book  or  writing.  [Obs.] 
  --Donne. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  exemplary 
  adj  1:  worthy  of  imitation;  "exemplary  behavior";  "model  citizens" 
  [syn:  {model(a)}] 
  2:  being  or  serving  as  an  illustration  of  a  type  "the  free 
  discussion  that  is  emblematic  of  democracy";  "an  action 
  exemplary  of  his  conduct";  [syn:  {emblematic},  {typic}] 
  3:  serving  to  warn;  "shook  a  monitory  finger  at  him";  "an 
  exemplary  jail  sentence"  [syn:  {admonitory},  {cautionary}, 
  {monitory},  {warning(a)}] 




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