Definitions for object lesson

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ob′ject les`son(n.)

  1. a practical or concrete illustration of a principle.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. example, deterrent example, lesson, object lesson(noun)

    punishment intended as a warning to others

    "they decided to make an example of him"

Wiktionary

  1. object lesson(Noun)

    a lesson taught (especially to young children) using a familiar or unusual object as a focus

  2. object lesson(Noun)

    an example that typifies a principle

  3. object lesson(Noun)

    a punishment intended as a deterrent to others

  4. object lesson(Noun)

    Anything used an example or lesson which serves to warn others as to the outcomes that result from a particular action or behavior, as exemplified by the fates of those who followed that course.

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