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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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If it is granted that Beethoven's Fifth, for example, exemplifies a series of dramatic conflicts and their resolution, then in a sense the piece does have a semi-programmatic content or subject matter and one that is potentially profound.
"Urchin Partners exemplifies the type of company that is seeking space in the Plaza District," says Brod, who represented the tenant with associate Howard Hersch.
The story "Don't Let Me Die in This Place" best exemplifies this, as an old man recovering from a stroke moves from Maryland to Thailand to live with his son, his Thai wife and his "mongrel" grandchildren.
A recent action at the UN again exemplifies the lack of credibility the UN has in making claims of moral authority.
For Duval, interpretation is double: it is both hermeneutic and moral, and it is the latter, moral judgment, that exemplifies the evangelical caritas that Rabelais seeks to instill by example in his readers (Design, TL, 187).
The 85-page booklet, produced in cooperation with the Office of National Drug Control Policy, exemplifies the current vogue in "substance prevention," which eschews "didactic approaches or scare tactics" in favor of "interactive teaching techniques." The lesson plans are full of questions, but there is still only one right answer.
"Night, soft belly of a blues goddess," from Jabari Asim's, "Rocket Love," exemplifies the sensuous symphony of erotic word-songs orchestrated by editor, Carol Taylor.
Former Hill student Carl Wolz: "Our goal is to honor a professional in the dance field who exemplifies any or all of those qualities for which Martha Hill was most revered--whether an educator or a creative force who has made a significant contribution to the field of dance 'behind the scenes.' The other goal is to preserve the legacy of Martha Hill."
Whatsaid Serif's very title exemplifies Mackey's eclectic poetic practice.
"The EZ2000 is a leadership PC that exemplifies the synthesis of simplicity, speed and style," says Pat Gelsinger, vice president and general manager of the Intel Desktop Products Group.
The building exemplifies Richard Meier, above all, as a civic architect who creates both a public realm with a renewed sense of place and offers public space in architecture as a work of art, realised through the art of building and site planning.
The PCs' continued use of foot patrols best exemplifies the community policing concept.
This phenomenon exemplifies one of many processes that segregate particles according to size.
The award is presented annually to the author or authors whose work best exemplifies the high standards of William S.
Her failure to take a moral stand against Haley's bullying exemplifies the dilemma most teens face when bullying occurs in schools.