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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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When she discusses appropriate poetic subjects, as she does at length in Object Lessons, she laments the tradition that has omitted what might be considered feminine.
FOR object lessons in the right and wrong ways to run a losing campaign, look no further than recall also-rans Tom McClintock and Cruz Bustamante.
But Neff's counter-photographs, as they might be called, are not simply object lessons in epistemology.
The essays unquestionably succeed on their own terms, as object lessons on the importance of joining the history of assistance and the history of medicine.
Schlessinger's guests, who serve as symbolic object lessons, clearly are not bright bulbs.

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