What is the difference between example and monstrous?

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As a noun example

is something that is representative of all such things in a group.

As a verb example

is to be illustrated or exemplified (by).

As a adjective monstrous is

hideous or frightful.




(en noun)
  • Something that is representative of all such things in a group.
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2013-07-26, author=(Leo Hickman)
  • , volume=189, issue=7, page=26, magazine=(The Guardian Weekly) , title= How algorithms rule the world , passage=The use of algorithms in policing is one example of their increasing influence on our lives. And, as their ubiquity spreads, so too does the debate around whether we should allow ourselves to become so reliant on them – and who, if anyone, is policing their use.}}
  • Something that serves to illustrate or explain a rule.
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  • , title= Wild Plants to the Rescue , volume=101, issue=3, magazine=(American Scientist) , passage=Plant breeding is always a numbers game.
  • Something that serves as a pattern of behaviour to be imitated (a good example) or not to be imitated (a bad example).
  • * Bible, (w) xiii, 15
  • For I have given you an example , that ye should do as I have done to you.
  • * (John Milton)
  • I gave, thou sayest, the example ; I led the way.
  • * 1818 , (Mary Shelley), :
  • Learn from me, if not by my precepts, then at least by my example, how dangerous is the acquirement of knowledge,
  • *
  • , title=(The Celebrity), chapter=4 , passage=The Celebrity, by arts unknown, induced Mrs. Judge Short and two other ladies to call at Mohair on an afternoon when Mr. Cooke was trying a trotter on the track.
  • A person punished as a warning to others.
  • * (William Shakespeare)
  • Hang him; he'll be made an example .
  • * Bible, x, 6
  • Now these things were our examples , to the intent that we should not lust after evil things, as they also lusted.
  • A parallel or closely similar case, especially when serving as a precedent or model.
  • * (William Shakespeare)
  • Such temperate order in so fierce a cause / Doth want example .
  • An instance (as a problem to be solved) serving to illustrate the rule or precept or to act as an exercise in the application of the rule.
  • Synonyms

    * See also * See also

    Derived terms

    * for example * make an example of * proof by example * set an example

    See also

    * exemplar * model * pattern * quotation * template


  • To be illustrated or exemplified (by).
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    (en adjective)
  • hideous or frightful
  • * Shakespeare
  • So bad a death argues a monstrous life.
  • enormously large
  • a monstrous height
    a monstrous ox
  • freakish or grotesque
  • * John Locke
  • a monstrous birth
  • * Jeremy Taylor
  • He, therefore, that refuses to do good to them whom he is bound to love is unnatural and monstrous in his affections.
  • of, or relating to a mythical monster; full of monsters
  • * Milton
  • Where thou, perhaps, under the whelming tide / Visitest the bottom of the monstrous world.
  • (obsolete) marvellous; strange
  • Synonyms

    * See also