(1) Over the past 10 years the Minneapolis Star Tribune has made itself a national laughingstock as a paragon of political correctness.(2) your cook is a paragon(3) Persius is often regarded as a paragon of Stoic virtue, but in fact he makes no secret of his own imperfections; in the confusion of different voices, he speaks as an erring student as well as a stern tutor.(4) But Cedric the Entertainer steals the show as Eddie, the ancient barber who is a paragon of political incorrectness.(5) Asylum-seekers are subject to human nature, just like the rest of us, and not every single one is going to be a paragon of virtue.(6) The US views itself as a beacon on the hill, a paragon for other nations to emulate.(7) In a country where universities emphasise competitive sports sometimes even more than academics, Notre Dame, in Indiana, was long the paragon of undergraduate football excellence.(8) Marigold means well in her vocation, but her strength of character and reputation as a paragon of all virtues isolates her from the reality of messy, suffering, worrying, humanity.(9) Even though he was divorced and many of his Hollywood friends hardly saw him as a paragon of morality, he managed to present himself in politics as an exemplar of ├ö├ç├┐family values.├ö├ç├û(10) it would have taken a paragon of virtue not to feel viciously jealous(11) This, after all, is the same industry that last year spent $1.7 billion on TV ads promoting its products and painting itself as a paragon of virtue and compassion.(12) It turns out Fields was a huge admirer of hers, but their approaches to comedy, and life, were poles apart - Fields being a master of excess and West a paragon of abstemiousness.(13) Collins may not have been a paragon of virtue but he deserves better than to be remembered by future generations as a ruthless, self-serving and power-hungry meglomaniac.(14) I'll be controversial here - because a site I previously held as a paragon of good design has recently broken this rule, and I think oddverse is worse for doing so.(15) The Games are held to be the paragon of selfless and noble sporting achievement.(16) The number of perfect large diamonds, called paragons , is very small; and so we read, "Not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called" (1 Cor. 1:26).