noun: 1. An example or model. 2. An anecdote used to illustrate a moral truth or support an argument.
paragon Definition: (noun) Model of excellence or perfection of a kind; one having no equal. Synonyms: nonesuch, nonpareil, apotheosis, ideal, saint. Usage: Nowadays, with our modern mania for morality, everyone has to pose as a paragon of purity, incorruptibility, and all the other seven deadly virtues. Discuss