specimen

Part of speech: noun

One of class of persons or things regarded as representative of the class; a sample.

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Usage examples "specimen":

  1. Is it not a great specimen of man's skill and power? - "The Young Emigrants; Madelaine Tube; The Boy and the Book; and Crystal Palace", Susan Anne Livingston Ridley Sedgwick.
  2. I haven't any Christians among my own family or acquaintance- so you see, naturally, Macy, I am curious; and when a good specimen offers- I am not a good specimen, I said. - "Daisy", Elizabeth Wetherell.
  3. Hephzy whispered to me as we were standing before the Queen Victoria specimen: I don't believe Queen Victoria ever planted that in the world, do you, Hosy. - "Kent Knowles: Quahaug", Joseph C. Lincoln.