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for example

Definition of for example

  1. —used when mentioning a specific person or thing that helps to explain what one is saying or to show that a general statement is true <Things are getting better. Last year, for example, the company achieved record sales in Europe.> <It was obvious that her memory was failing. For example, she would often forget where she put her car keys.> <A lot of my friends were there—John and Linda, for example.>

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  one that serves as a pattern to be imitated or not to be imitated

    :  a punishment inflicted on someone as a warning to others

    :  an individual so punished

  1. :  to serve as an example of

    :  to be or set an example to

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