example (n.)
precedent, parallel case
H8 I.ii.90[King Henry to Wolsey] Things done without example, in their issue / Are to be feared
KJ III.iv.13[Lewis the Dauphin to King Philip, of England's victory] So hot a speed, with such advice disposed ... / Doth want example
LC.268[to love] When thou impressest what are precepts worth / Of stale example?
TN II.v.38[Malvolio to himself, of his marrying Olivia] There is example for't
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