Definition of "examples" []

  • A specimen or instance that is typical of the group or set of which it forms part; sample (noun)
  • A person, action, thing, etc, that is worthy of imitation; pattern (noun)
  • A precedent, illustration of a principle, or model (noun)
  • A punishment or the recipient of a punishment serving or intended to serve as a warning (noun)
  • To present an example of; exemplify (verb)
  • Plural form of example. (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016 : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "examples" in a sentence
  • "One of his examples is a man who throws grains of millet so precisely that he can toss them through the eye of a needle every time."
  • "I haven't done a formal study or considered examples from the 19th century, but the modern examples that stand out in my mind (North and South Korea, East and West Germany) seem to support an institutional view."
  • "I sometimes wonder whether the failure to give examples is deliberate."