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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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The key difference between Object Lessons and A Journey, however, appears to be in her conclusions: soemwhere, Object, Lessons, recotructs her struggle to become a woman poet, A Journey with Two Maps seems to signal her arrival.
Written in the first person, the book deals strictly with events at HCL while offering important object lessons and a rethinking of customer-centric ideology.
of Tennessee-Knoxville) contends that the current financial recession provides a good opportunity to improve health care in the US, and also provides object lessons in what happens to huge industries that do not change with the times.
WEDNESDAY'S Examiner provides object lessons in the quiet ways Kirklees Council squanders money.
According to Tower, I claimed that you're at a disadvantage "arguing the superiority of Western civilization" without the classics: Great works of literature "can be mined for object lessons in conservative values, or dismantled into rhetorical brickbats that make good hurling in culture war skirmishes.
And so London immediately following World War II offers New Orleans a range of object lessons, from the government-mandated greenbelt and rehousing programs to private commercial development at the center and guidance through the exertion of building and planning controls over the broader city and region.

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