What does the word exemplification mean?

Usage examples for exemplification

  1. I myself witnessed a singular exemplification of this fact. – Roughing it in the Bush by Susanna Moodie
  2. All tragedy is an investigation or exemplification of that form of human error which we call sin; a catastrophe of nature or a simple error of judgment may be tragical, but will not constitute a tragedy without the moral or poetic element. – The Life and Genius of Nathaniel Hawthorne by Frank Preston Stearns
  3. He could if he chose play greater parts than he has ever attempted; he could not give a better exemplification than he gives, in his chose and customary achievement, of all that is distinctive, beautiful, and beneficent in the art of the actor. – Shadows of the Stage by William Winter
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