example, deterrent example, lesson, object lesson(noun)
punishment intended as a warning to others
"they decided to make an example of him"
a lesson taught (especially to young children) using a familiar or unusual object as a focus
an example that typifies a principle
a punishment intended as a deterrent to others
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.
The numerical value of object lesson in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of object lesson in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
If you must hold yourself up to your children, hold yourself up as an object lesson and not as an example.
The divisive way in which boxing has developed is an object lesson in how not to effectively address the importance of organization, governance and commercial change, football faces intense competition from many other sports around the world and the last thing the sport needs is for a fragmentation of power, agreements and markets.
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