by way of illustration

idiom

: as an example
By way of illustration, let us examine this poem.

Examples of by way of illustration in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Miss Manners includes the second half by way of illustration of how to change the subject, not because of a premonition about the vegetables in your local grocery. Jacobina Martin, Washington Post, 3 Aug. 2022

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“By way of illustration.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/by%20way%20of%20illustration. Accessed 14 Jun. 2024.

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