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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. [1913 Webster] Burke devoted himself to this duty with a fervid assiduity that has not often been exampled, and has never been surpassed. --J. Morley. [1913 Webster]