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

  Paragon \Par"a*gon\, v. i.
     To be equal; to hold comparison. [R.]
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           Few or none could . . . paragon with her. --Shelton.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Paragon \Par"a*gon\, v. t. [Cf. OF. paragonner, F. parangonner.]
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     1. To compare; to parallel; to put in rivalry or emulation
        with. [Obs.] --Sir P. Sidney.
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     2. To compare with; to equal; to rival. [R.] --Spenser.
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              In arms anon to paragon the morn,
              The morn new rising.                  --Glover.
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     3. To serve as a model for; to surpass. [Obs.]
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              He hath achieved a maid
              That paragons description and wild fame. --Shak.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Paragon \Par"a*gon\ (p[a^]r"[.a]*g[o^]n), n. [OF. paragon, F.
     parangon; cf. It. paragone, Sp. paragon, parangon; prob. fr.
     Gr. ? to rub against; para` beside + ? whetstone; cf. LGr. ?
     a polishing stone.]
     1. A companion; a match; an equal. [Obs.] --Spenser.
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              Philoclea, who indeed had no paragon but her sister.
                                                    --Sir P.
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     2. Emulation; rivalry; competition. [Obs.]
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              Full many feats adventurous
              Performed, in paragon of proudest men. --Spenser.
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     3. A model or pattern; especially a pattern of excellence or
        perfection; as, a paragon of beauty or eloquence. --Udall.
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              Man, . . . the paragon of animals !   --Shak.
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              The riches of sweet Mary's son,
              Boy-rabbi, Israel's paragon.          --Emerson.
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     4. (Print.) A size of type between great primer and double
        pica. See the Note under Type.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: an ideal instance; a perfect embodiment of a concept [syn:
           paragon, idol, perfection, beau ideal]
      2: model of excellence or perfection of a kind; one having no
         equal [syn: ideal, paragon, nonpareil, saint,
         apotheosis, nonesuch, nonsuch]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  114 Moby Thesaurus words for "paragon":
     A per se, Miss America, ace, acme, apotheosis, archetype,
     assimilate, bathing beauty, beau ideal, beaut, beauty,
     beauty contest winner, beauty queen, belle, best type, boss, bunny,
     champ, champion, charmer, chief, choice, chosen, classic,
     commander, compare, cover girl, crackerjack, cream, criterion,
     cynosure, dazzler, dean, dream, ego ideal, elect, elite,
     enchantress, epitome, exemplar, fat, flower, fugleman, gem, genius,
     good example, great beauty, head, hero, higher-up, ideal, jewel,
     knockout, lady fair, last word, laureate, leader, liken, looker,
     love, lovely, man of men, master, masterpiece, masterwork, match,
     mirror, model, nonesuch, nonpareil, optimum, parallel, pattern,
     pattern of perfection, peach, phoenix, pick, pinup, pinup girl,
     prime, principal, prize, prodigy, prototype, pussycat, queen,
     quintessence, raving beauty, reigning beauty, ruler, select,
     senior, sex kitten, shining example, slick chick, standard, star,
     stunner, superior, superlative, superman, superstar, the best,
     the best ever, the greatest, the most, the tops, the very best,
     top dog, tops, trump, ultimate, very model, virtuoso

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

     Mark Sherman.  IEEE Software (Nov 1991).

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Paragon, IN -- U.S. town in Indiana
     Population (2000):    663
     Housing Units (2000): 275
     Land area (2000):     0.251058 sq. miles (0.650237 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    0.251058 sq. miles (0.650237 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            57870
     Located within:       Indiana (IN), FIPS 18
     Location:             39.394901 N, 86.561797 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):     46166
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
      Paragon, IN

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