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make an ex·am·ple of

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  1. make an example ofverb

    To punish someone so as to be a warning to others.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of make an example of in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of make an example of in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of make an example of in a Sentence

  1. Laura Lock:

    Using her son and others as an example is shameful, she said. As a parent, an educator, a friend, a co-worker, a boss using people to make an example of a situation is wrong.

  2. Edward Fitzgerald:

    Julian AssangeA is being made an example of. President Trump and President Trump administration decided to make an example of Julian AssangeA.

  3. Leonard Jr.:

    I think that the criminal justice system sometimes dishes out a very heavy hand when the offender is someone of note, whether that be someone that is on television, an athlete or someone that is known to the general public, i believe that oftentimes, and it's unfortunate, but oftentimes the criminal justice system seeks to make an example of individuals like that.

  4. Farooq Kperogi:

    Sadly, this sort of consequence-free murder of people in the name of avenging' blasphemy' has been going on for far too long in the North. This must stop ! the monsters in that video are easily identifiable. The Sokoto State government must immediately apprehend them and make an example of them. If The Sokoto State government doesn't happen, this kind of murderous barbarism will continue.

  5. Shea Wilkes:

    We were all hoping that Trump would make an example of him, they don’t fire anybody here, but they just canned this guy.


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