Even in his failings—the affair with Bathsheba, most famously—David has become the prototype of repentance and divine forgiveness.
A prototype of an internal network, dubbed DARPA-NET, eventually became the foundation of the modern Internet.
Was I looking at the real me or just a reflection in the funhouse mirror of my prototype iPhone 6?
A prototype of such a service in Japanese was used for an employee treasure hunt in Tokyo this year.
It was a prototype made by Elio Motors, and it looks like a cross between a tandem bike and a Ford Fusion.
In this father the son had both a prototype and a teacher, the mother having died early.
Who is this ancient teacher or who is his prototype if he is an ideal being?
Yet it must be owned that Burns is in general Mr. Riley's prototype.
prototype, a procession to Eleusis or elsewhere: the Panathenaic, possibly.
We are reminded by the picture or statue of qualities which do not exist in it, but in its prototype in reality.
c.1600, from French prototype (16c.) and directly from Medieval Latin prototypus "original, primitive," from Greek prototypon "a first or primitive form," noun use of neuter singular of prototypos "original, primitive," from protos "first" (see proto-) + typos "impression, mold, pattern" (see type (n.)). In English from 1590s as prototypon.
prototype pro·to·type (prō'tə-tīp')
A primitive or ancestral form or species.