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exemplary

adjective uk   /ɪɡˈzem.plə.ri/ us    /-plɚ.i/
very good and suitable to be copied by other people: His tact was exemplary, especially considering the circumstances. [before noun] describes a punishment that is severe and intended as a warning to others: The judge awarded exemplary damages.
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