What does object lesson mean?

Definitions for object lesson

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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"


  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.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of object lesson in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of object lesson in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Sir Walter Besant:

    If you must hold yourself up to your children, hold yourself up as an object lesson and not as an example.

  2. Simon Chadwick:

    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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