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exemplify (something) by (something)

To do or use something to highlight something else. She exemplifies compassion by her warm, loving demeanor.
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exemplify something by something

to use something to explain or illustrate something. He exemplifies wisdom by his decisions. Roger exemplifies virtue by the way he treats his employees.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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For any exemplifiable F, God's creating an exemplifiable is logically prior to F.
God's creating an exemplifiable is logically prior to the exemplifiable being able to create an exemplifiable.
God's being able to create an exemplifiable is logically prior to God's creating an exemplifiable.
God's exemplifying being able to create an exemplifiable is logically prior to God's creating an exemplifiable.
The exemplifiable being able to create an exemplifiable is logically prior to God's creating an exemplifiable.
The conceptualist may agree that God's being able to create an exemplifiable is logically prior to his actually doing so, but without ([A.sub.4]) one cannot equate God's being able to create an exemplifiable with his exemplifying being able to create an exemplifiable.
Whether exemplifiables are taken to be transcendent, abstract entities or immanent, concrete entities, the problem remains the same: God cannot, without vicious circularity, be held to have created every exemplifiable.