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example

noun [C] (PUNISHMENT)    /ɪɡˈzɑːm.pl̩/ US  /-ˈzæm-/
a punishment that is intended to warn others against doing the thing that is being punished , or a person who receives such a punishment : The judge made an example of him and gave him the maximum possible sentence .Punishing and punishmentsPunishing by causing painHitting and beating
(Definition of example noun (PUNISHMENT) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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