set a good example

als voorbeeld dienen, een goed voorbeeld geven, een uitstekend voorbeeld zijn

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  • set a good example — serve as an example, be a model …   English contemporary dictionary

  • set — /set/, v., set, setting, n., adj., interj. v.t. 1. to put (something or someone) in a particular place: to set a vase on a table. 2. to place in a particular position or posture: Set the baby on his feet. 3. to place in some relation to something …   Universalium

  • example — noun 1 sth that is typical/demonstrates a point ADJECTIVE ▪ characteristic, classic, prime, quintessential, stellar (AmE), supreme, textbook, typical, ultimate …   Collocations dictionary

  • example, instance, sample — An example is apart of something, one of a number of things: This is an example of his better work. The word also means pattern, model, or specimen : His devotion to work set an example for all of us. An instance is that kind of example used to… …   Dictionary of problem words and expressions

  • example — /ig zam peuhl, zahm /, n., v., exampled, exampling. n. 1. one of a number of things, or a part of something, taken to show the character of the whole: This painting is an example of his early work. 2. a pattern or model, as of something to be… …   Universalium

  • set — [[t]sɛt[/t]] v. set, set•ting, n. adj. 1) to put (something or someone) in a particular place, position, or posture: to set a vase on a table; Set the baby on her feet[/ex] 2) to put or cause to pass into some condition: to set a house on fire;… …   From formal English to slang

  • Set — 1. v. (setting; past and past part. set) 1 tr. put, lay, or stand (a thing) in a certain position or location (set it on the table; set it upright). 2 tr. (foll. by to) apply (one thing) to (another) (set pen to paper). 3 tr. a fix ready or in… …   Useful english dictionary

  • example — ex•am•ple [[t]ɪgˈzæm pəl, ˈzɑm [/t]] n. v. pled, pling 1) one of a number of things, or a part of something, taken to show the character of the whole 2) a pattern or model, as of something to be imitated or avoided: to set a good example[/ex] 3)… …   From formal English to slang

  • example — /əgˈzæmpəl / (say uhg zampuhl), / ˈzampəl/ (say zahmpuhl), /ɛg / (say eg ) noun 1. one of a number of things, or a part of something, taken to show the character of the whole. 2. something to be imitated; a pattern or model: to set a good example …   Australian English dictionary

  • Set packing — is a classical NP complete problem in computational complexity theory and combinatorics, and was one of Karp s 21 NP complete problems. Suppose we have a finite set S and a list of subsets of S. Then, the set packing problem asks if some k… …   Wikipedia

  • set a pattern (for something) — phrase to be a good example that people will copy in the future We’re building a transport system that sets a pattern for the future. Thesaurus: to be a feature or example of somethingsynonym Main entry: pattern …   Useful english dictionary

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