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noun [countable] example pronunciation in American English /ɪɡˈzæmp(ə)l/
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  1. 1
    something that you mention in order to show the type of thing that you are talking about and to help to explain what you mean

    Many sports are still dominated by men – football is an obvious example.

    example of:

    He gave several examples of how we could change things.

  2. 2
    [singular] a person or way of behaving that is considered as a model for other people to copy
    set an example:

    You should be setting an example for your little brother.

    follow someone’s example:

    He followed his sister’s example and demanded more money.

    be an example to someone:

    With his enthusiasm and determination, he’s an example to the rest of the team.



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a derogatory word used for referring to people in the banking and investment industry who are thought of as taking serious risks in order to increase their own earnings …

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