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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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Though the essay scarcely seems either to share the qualities and characteristics of the other contributions or to exemplify the approaches identified in the introduction, it nonetheless expresses the vitality of contemporary studies in garden history and the immense range of approaches now available.
(To be fair, they also exemplify characteristics of the German, Austro-Hungarian, and Turkish powers of World War I.) Once enemies, Saruman and Sauron have become allies, though their alliance is built on the mutual recognition that the weaker must ultimately serve the stronger.
Life Changers exemplify in their own behavior a level of integrity, congruency, and constancy that shatters our preconceptions and excuses.
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According to the gospels, Jesus' purpose and goal was to announce the imminent, immediate coming of the reign of God and to explain and exemplify the unexpected and demanding form that reign would take.
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No entity, however, can exemplify more than one haecceity.
Arthur, in quest of Gloriana's love, would appear in each book and come to exemplify Magnificence, the complete man.
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These standouts exemplify certain tendencies shared by the lot, especially in terms of process: a semi-random accretion of repetitive elements with mutation built-in over time, in which the source material, though not insignificant, is typically overshadowed, and occasionally subsumed, by its unapologetically lightweight buildup.