What does the word example mean?

Usage examples for example

  1. " It would be a bad example for them to do work for us on Sunday. – White Queen of the Cannibals: The Story of Mary Slessor by A. J. Bueltmann
  2. Into battle, for example? – The Reckoning by Robert W. Chambers
  3. His whole family follow his example; they have a place for every thing, and they put every thing in its place. – The Young Man's Guide by William A. Alcott
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