From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Example \Ex*am"ple\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Exampled; p. pr. &
   vb. n. Exampling.]
   To set an example for; to give a precedent for; to exemplify;
   to give an instance of; to instance. [Obs.] "I may example my
   digression by some mighty precedent." --Shak.
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         Burke devoted himself to this duty with a fervid
         assiduity that has not often been exampled, and has
         never been surpassed.                    --J. Morley.
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