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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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Sobelle, who is a member of Philadelphia's Pig Iron Theatre Company and a co-artistic director of rainpan 43, drew inspiration for The Object Lesson from two very different comedians with similar names: the observational stand-up George Carlin and the vaudevillian clown George Carl.
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.
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".
When Lance was told by recent graduates of two different police academies they'd been taught to take suspects at gunpoint with fingers on triggers, he went back to an object lesson he had been teaching for many, many years.
Sir Chris is a fantastic role model for all of us, especially the young, and an object lesson to all other aspiring sports persons.
This study is an object lesson in ignoring hindsight.
THE succinctly titled third album from the Canadian power-punkers is an object lesson in the art of musical understatement.
This case has been an object lesson to anyone getting involved with a Class A drug like that.
It is an object lesson in survival, selflessness and courage," he added
It is an object lesson in how to cook fish while the confit neck fillet that follows with the lamb course breaks my in-built flavour-o-meter.