object lesson


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object lesson

(esp formerly) a lesson in which a material object forms the basis of the teaching and is available to be inspected
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It's an object lesson in how a series of seemingly small bureaucratic changes can undermine projects of which Whitehall insiders disapprove.
LUIS SUAREZ While Gareth Bale was providing an object lesson in how to be a footballing role model, Uruguay's Suarez, below, was showing exactly below how not to do it with his third on-field biting incident.
With all the facts that are coming into the public domain now, it's an object lesson in Why politicians should wait for the evidence before devising election strategies.
Those seeking an object lesson in the relative value of art and commerce in Hollywood need look no further than Ethan Hawke, who kicked off the summer movie season with Richard Linklater's "Before Midnight" and now brings it to a close with "Getaway," another tale of an American expat winding his way through an exotic foreign locale.
HOARDERS TAKE NOTE: PHYSICAL THEATRE artist Geoff Sobelle's latest creation is The Object Lesson, in which a man, alone with a heap of artifacts culled from everyday life, explores the inner life of said objects.
The Reyhanli incident should be an object lesson for Turkey and reactionary states in the region to stop supporting terrorists, the Iranian legislator stated.
WHAT an object lesson in double standards our city council is portraying.
The tale is clearly presented as an object lesson of American immigrant success and as a rebuke to the current atmosphere of xenophobia that surrounds much of the policy debate around immigration.
The former Pontifical Catholic University of Peru is an example of the Vatican's tendency to seize upon a person or an institution as the object lesson needed at the time.
Bill Morris' compassion and determination to see the victims supported and the perpetrator made accountable through the courts has been an object lesson in proper pastoral response to such crimes.
Once economically successful, Japan, now mired in 15 years of stagnation, should provide an object lesson, after introducing such policies in the 90s.
This new, small people carrier is expected to be launched in the UK early next year and Toyota claims that it is "an object lesson in space management".