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embodiment

[em-bod-ee-muh nt]
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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.
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Origin of embodiment

First recorded in 1820–30; embody + -ment
Related formspre·em·bod·i·ment, noun
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Related Words

personificationarchetypesymbolapotheosisexemplarrealizationepitomeexpressionavatarinclusioncomprehensionmatterintegrationtypeformincarnationconformationcollectionembracementformation

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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.

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