The man who holds ABC/ESPN's wacky goulash of World Cup punditry together strikes viewers as a paragon of congeniality.
One fellow I know, who lost a sizable portion of his nest egg and lives off his investments, was a paragon of cheer and lightness.
While Bacall seems like a paragon of cool confidence in the final product, she was a nervous wreck on set.
Her longtime partner, becomes a paragon of patience, saying, “I understand.”
The Ralph Retort, a paragon of ethical journalism websites, decided to make crowdsourcing stuff to discredit me into a project.
Why was our boy not named George like the other paragon just mentioned, and like his father?
Then who says Miss Clarissa Harlowe is the paragon of virtue?
Of course, such a temptation was too much even for this paragon of Greek honesty.
By Heracles, I said, there never was such a paragon, if he has only one other slight addition.
So the boat was lowered away, and the Captain, Bob and I were rowed ashore to see this paragon.
1540s, from Middle French paragon "a model, pattern of excellence" (15c., Modern French parangon), from Italian paragone, originally "touchstone to test gold" (early 14c.), from paragonare "to test on a touchstone, compare," from Greek parakonan "to sharpen, whet," from para- "on the side" (see para- (1)) + akone "whetstone," from PIE root *ak- "sharp, pointed" (see acrid).
Mark Sherman. IEEE Software (Nov 1991).