Definition of paragon
- was a paragon of goodness
- a paragon of a wife
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in Arthurian legend, Sir Galahad is depicted as the one knight who is a paragon of virtue
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First Known Use: circa 1548See Words from the same year
: a person or thing that is perfect or excellent in some way and should be considered a model or example to be copied
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