textbook case/example

noun

: a classic, perfect case/example
The scandal is a textbook case/example of corporate greed.

Examples of textbook case/example in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Myanmar in the wake of a military coup is a textbook example: the United States sanctioned members of the regime, but Chinese largess and diplomatic support have helped the military weather the sanctions. Richard Haass, Foreign Affairs, 29 Sep. 2021 Wines to Try Karavitakis, Vidiano This family-run estate was one of the earliest to produce high-quality vidiano in the late 1990s; this zesty, high-acid bottle is a textbook example of the late-ripening grape’s potential for nuance, complexity, and grace. Shana Clarke, Saveur, 15 May 2024 Just a speck in the elaborate web of scandal that seized Anaheim city government, to be sure, but a textbook case of how two-bit tyranny can strangle a righteous American Dream. Teri Sforza, Orange County Register, 10 May 2024 The bowl’s hemisphere can summon to mind the 18th-century French architect Étienne-Louis Boullée’s famous unbuilt monument to Newton, a textbook example of Enlightenment idealism. Michael Kimmelman Clement Pascal, New York Times, 3 Apr. 2024 By the time that the two titular stars team up and get involved in a zero-gravity battle royale that’s a textbook example of sound and fury signifying near-indecipherable noise and chaos, you’re left wondering why so little of this seems to land. David Fear, Rolling Stone, 28 Mar. 2024 Your situation is a textbook example of how discriminatory pay gaps operate. Karla L. Miller, Washington Post, 14 Mar. 2024 But coerced adoptions only accelerate the dissolution of existing support systems: a textbook example of how colonial logic disrupts perfectly functional societies. John Washington, Harper's Magazine, 26 Feb. 2024 Related article The Maine gunman was a ‘textbook case’ for a state law designed to remove firearms from people like him. Emma Tucker, CNN, 15 Mar. 2024

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