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 for exemplar
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Exemplar \Ex*em"plar\, n. [L. exemplar, exemplum: cf. F.
     exemplaire. See Example, and cf. Examper, Sampler.]
     1. A model, original, or pattern, to be copied or imitated; a
        specimen; sometimes; an ideal model or type, as that which
        an artist conceives.
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              Such grand exemplar as make their own abilities the
              sole measure of what is fit or unfit. --South.
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     2. A copy of a book or writing. [Obs.] --Udall.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Exemplar \Ex*em"plar\, a.
     Exemplary. [Obs.]
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           The exemplar piety of the father of a family. --Jer.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: something to be imitated; "an exemplar of success"; "a
           model of clarity"; "he is the very model of a modern major
           general" [syn: exemplar, example, model, good

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  69 Moby Thesaurus words for "exemplar":
     Geistesgeschichte, Hegelian idea, Kantian idea, Platonic form,
     Platonic idea, archetype, beau ideal, case, case in point, classic,
     complex idea, demonstration, emblem, eternal object,
     eternal universal, example, exemplification, explanation, exponent,
     formal cause, good example, highest category, history of ideas,
     ideal, idealism, ideate, ideatum, idee-force, illustration,
     innate idea, instance, man of men, masterpiece, masterwork, mirror,
     model, nonpareil, noosphere, noumenon, object lesson, paradigm,
     paragon, pattern, pattern of perfection, percept, prototype,
     quintessence, regulative first principle, relevant instance,
     representative, shining example, simple idea, soul, standard,
     subsistent form, symbol, the Absolute, the Absolute Idea,
     the Self-determined, the realized ideal, transcendent idea,
     transcendent nonempirical concept, transcendent universal, type,
     typical example, universal, universal concept, universal essence,
     very model

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