What does the word paragon mean?

Usage examples for paragon

  1. Pelby forgets how other people's children once annoyed him, and Mr. and Mrs. Little seem to be entirely unconscious that their paragon was very much like all other little boys when he was only about two or three years old. – Home Scenes, and Home Influence A Series of Tales and Sketches by T. S. Arthur
  2. Even loyal Laura now shrank aside from her paragon, simply horrified. – Dorothy at Oak Knowe by Evelyn Raymond
  3. She would not face the question squarely, but told herself that she was not at all likely to meet such a paragon. – Emerson's Wife and Other Western Stories Emerson's Wife -- Colonel Kate's Protégée -- The Kid of Apache Teju -- A Blaze on Pard Huff -- How Colonel Kate Won Her Spurs -- Hollyhocks -- The Rise, Fall, and Redemption of Johnson Sides -- A Piece of Wreckag by Florence Finch Kelly