Definition of exemplar in English:

exemplar

noun

  • A person or thing serving as a typical example or appropriate model.

    ‘the place is an exemplar of multicultural Britain’
    • ‘The political oblivion that encompassed the end of Billy Hughes' career remains a moral exemplar to any pollie who dares to go there.’
    • ‘And in Colonial America, fathers were expected to be the moral exemplars and preceptors of the family.’
    • ‘Most exemplars implemented the integrated model of care and gained valuable experience of building local partnerships.’
    • ‘However, it requires refinement and reformulation grounded in empirical analysis of exemplars or ideal types.’
    • ‘Issues of impression management and time availability no doubt alter the emerging pattern of exemplars.’
    • ‘Global maritime commercial powers, of which Britain and America are both exemplars, tend to fight two types of war.’
    • ‘Not by denying or counterattacking, but by being exemplars of leftist ideals.’
    • ‘Nominations of ideal exemplars were solicited by the instructor before the topic of intelligence was covered in lectures.’
    • ‘Yet her role as a social exemplar has not received due attention; for instance, her refusal to marry.’
    • ‘Have we forgotten the moral exemplar set by Christ when he scourged the traders in the temple of Jerusalem?’
    • ‘But these are far from being exemplars of sound forest management, and an unmanaged wilderness forest can be a weapon of mass destruction.’
    • ‘Londoners have long been exemplars for the rest of us in how to face such danger from bullying cowards unflinchingly and with iron resolve.’
    • ‘In her search for historical and literary exemplars of heroic women, Terry Castle may find some reward in looking back to the ancient Greeks.’
    • ‘Each culture has a worldview encased in a variety of myths, practices, rites, and moral exemplars.’
    • ‘Mickelson has become the leading exemplar of the new tour style of all-out assault.’
    • ‘Although the drug companies portray themselves as exemplars of free enterprise, they operate in nothing like a private market.’
    • ‘What is surprising and shocking is that some religious people, who should be exemplars, are engaged in the business of keeping one or more wives.’
    • ‘But the WEA was something different, having all these initiatives behind it as exemplars, but aiming at much more ambitious targets.’
    • ‘We have our own British exemplars too: Orwell above all.’
    • ‘In being the leader, you are the exemplar - the most outstanding example for your organization.’
    epitome, perfect example, shining example, model, paragon, ideal, type, exemplification, definitive example, textbook example, embodiment, essence, quintessence
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Origin

Late Middle English: from Old French exemplaire, from late Latin exemplarium, from Latin exemplum ‘sample, imitation’ (see example).

Pronunciation

exemplar

/ɪɡˈzɛmplə//ɛɡˈzɛmplə/