example

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ɪgˈzɑːmpəl/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ɪgˈzæmpəl/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(ig zampəl, -zäm-)


Inflections of 'example' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
examples
v 3rd person singular
exampling
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
exampled
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
exampled
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."
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example

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
n
  1. is a [prime, classic, great] example of
  2. is the perfect example (of)
  3. sets a [poor, good] example (for her)
  4. set an example for [other, fellow] students
  5. lead by example
  6. follow his example
  7. let this serve as an example (to you)
  8. made an example of the [offender, student, wrongdoer]
  9. can I see the example (again)?
  10. can you give me [an, another] example?
  11. what is one example?
  12. see the example [above, on page 5]
  13. let's take, for example
  14. let's take [it] as an example
  15. an example to [show, illustrate]
  16. an example of what (not) to do
  17. an example of [what, when, where, why, how]
  18. an example of good [practice, teamwork, manners]
  19. an example of bad [customer service, grammar]
  20. examples (and exercises) to practice
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