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Example, subst. 1) pattern, precedent for imitation; in a good as well as a bad sense: Lucr. 1194. Compl. 157. Compl. 157 Meas. III, 1, 191. Ado V, 1, 332. Merch. III, 1, 74. IV, 1, 221. All's III, 5, 23. John V, 1, 52. H4B IV, 1, 82. H5 II, 2, 45. IV, 1, 19. H6B IV, 2, 190. H8 I, 2, 90. I, 3, 62. IV, 2, 11. IV, 2, 11 Cor. II, 2, 108. Hml. IV, 4, 46. Ant. III, 10, 28. Cymb. V, 3, 36. “to make a person an e.:” Meas. I, 4, 68. Wint. IV, 4, 847. Oth. II, 3, 251. “the wars must make --s out of their best,” III, 3, 65 (Ff example).
2) instance: Meas. IV, 2, 100. Tw. II, 5, 44. Wint. I, 2, 357. John III, 4, 13. H5 II, 4, 12. Cor. IV, 6, 50. “there's much e. for 't,” Tim. I, 2, 47. “for e.:” Meas. I, 2, 26. H6B IV, 7, 58.
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