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embodiment

[em-bod-ee-muh nt] /ɛmˈbɒd i mənt/
noun
1.
the act of embodying.
2.
the state or fact of being embodied.
3.
a person, being, or thing embodying a spirit, principle, abstraction, etc; incarnation.
4.
something embodied.
Origin of embodiment
1820-1830
First recorded in 1820-30; embody + -ment
Related forms
preembodiment, noun
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  • Religion would be better than endurable in the company of such an embodiment of it!

    Weighed and Wanting George MacDonald
  • It was an exhilaration even to look at that embodiment of physical development.

    Thoroughbreds W. A. Fraser
  • Take him in that state, and he was an embodiment of nothing.

  • The words are more a clothing for the thought than an embodiment of it.

    A Dish Of Orts George MacDonald
  • It seemed to her the embodiment of evil, yet withal of wisdom, too.

    The Law-Breakers Ridgwell Cullum
Word Origin and History for embodiment
n.

1828; see embody + -ment.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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