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paragon (noun) someone who is perfect or a perfect example of a good quality; a role model.

A paragon of virtue is a virtuous person or a person who is given as an example of a virtuous person. A paragon of courage is a very courageous person or a person chosen as a model of a courageous person. A paragon of magnanimity is a supremely generous person.

  • The knights of the old whose only purpose in life was to protect the good and punish the bad were often considered paragons of gallantry.
  • I was disappointed in him. I realized that he was not the paragon of generosity I had taken him for. He was very selfish.
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