Example is a word we use
often and one
that can be used in a number of different ways. Each one has its own,
specific, meaning. Be careful to use each one correctly!
for example: The writer, for example, uses simile and metaphor often to help make his writing more interesting and alive.
by way of example: By way of example, the simile, "his movements were cat-like," demonstrates the hyphenated style of simile making.
to make an example (of someone): The teacher made an example of the student who used a plagiary in the classroom by giving her a zero mark on the presentation.
to set an example: The judge caught in the speed trap set an example for others by immediately taking responsibility and paying the fine promptly.
to take example: We can take an example from the judge and follow his honest ways.nd.
(June 13, 2010)