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Subject for example in story (5)


I believe the answer is:


'subject' is the definition.
(I've seen this before)

'example in story' is the wordplay.
'example' becomes 'eg'.
'in' indicates putting letters inside.
'story' becomes 'lie' (story can mean a fabrication).
'eg' inserted within 'lie' is 'LIEGE'.

'for' acts as a link.

(Other definitions for liege that I've seen before include "Sort of lord", "Belgian, French-speaking city", "old lord", "Belgian city - master - servant", "Feudal (lord); vassal".)

I've seen this clue in The Times.
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