What does the word exemplar mean?

Usage examples for exemplar

  1. In that country the missionary must also stand before the people as their exemplar. – India’s Problem Krishna or Christ by John P. Jones
  2. Then why go back to ancient Palestine for the chief exemplar of the spiritual life? – Christianity and Progress by Harry Emerson Fosdick
  3. And her sacred sense of duty, not only illustrated in every act of her life, but shining always through her written words, made her an admirable exemplar of the moral quality of our church. – Miss Ellis's Mission by Mary P. Wells Smith