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Definition of "exemplary" []

  • Worthy of imitation; commendable: exemplary behavior. (adjective)
  • Serving as a model. (adjective)
  • Serving as an illustration; typical. (adjective)
  • Serving as a warning; admonitory. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "exemplary" in a sentence
  • "I thanked him for his kind discourse; and he thanked me for my attention, which he called exemplary: and so my dear master handed me into the chariot; and we were carried home, both happy, and both pleased, thank God."
  • "If you're a visual type you'll get a big kick out of the novel, since the descriptions of scenes are done in exemplary manner."
  • "He's done that in exemplary fashion, garnering three 1,000-yard seasons."