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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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Exemplifying this change, Fitch Ratings has signed an 11-year, 66,256-square-foot lease at Broad Financial Center in Downtown Manhattan.
Visions of Ozzie and Harriet and their two growing sons are sometimes conjured up as exemplifying family values--a charming family unquestionably, one that lived in a tidy home and never quarreled even though Ozzie did not seem to be gainfully employed.