The novel is simultaneously a celebration and an exemplar of the joys of storytelling.
Those who loved Pete will miss him desperately, and cherish his memory as an exemplar of integrity, courage, and grace under fire.
But by what stretch of imagination was he an exemplar of “heroic virtue,” as the Vatican has just decreed?
late 14c., "original model of the universe in the mind of God," later (mid-15c.) "model of virtue," from Old French exemplaire (14c.) and directly from Late Latin exemplarium, from Latin exemplum (see example).