Origin of epitome
Examples from the Web for epitome
It was the epitome of Kim Kardashian, and a fitting summation of the Year of Butt.Year of the Butt: How the Booty Changed the World in 2014|Kevin Fallon|December 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He really is the epitome of the cliché “women want him and men want to be him.”Neve Campbell on ‘Mad Men,’ ‘90s Nostalgia, and Why the ‘Scream’ Movie Franchise is Over|Marlow Stern|April 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
All in all, Bates strikes me as a good upstanding Englishman—the epitome of stiff-upper-lip resolve and restraint.Just Kill Mr. Bates Already! How to Save ‘Downton Abbey’|Andrew Romano|February 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Tanny came to be known as the epitome of a Balanchine dancer, with her long legs and graceful, fluid lines.The Tragic Downfall of Tanaquil Le Clercq, Ballet’s Greatest Muse|Nancy Buirski|February 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
They are the epitome of old-school rationality and refinement—or at least they were until now.The Royal Academy Wants You to Finish This Artwork|Chloë Ashby|January 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
These big hotels are an epitome of expansive, gorgeous American life.Their Pilgrimage|Charles Dudley Warner
Her eyes sparkled, her cheeks glowed—she seemed the epitome of innocent, happy girlhood.Patchwork|Anna Balmer Myers
The drama also had much fascination for him, and he wrote several poems, and made an epitome of Dugdale's Monasticon.English Heraldic Book-stamps|Cyril Davenport
The face of the baby looked like an epitome of weary, even vicious, heredity.The Debtor|Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
They gave us, as it were, an epitome of the progress which the arts had long been making in Greece.
Word Origin for epitome
1520s, "an abstract; brief statement of the chief points of some writing," from Middle French épitomé (16c.), from Latin epitome "abridgment," from Greek epitome "abridgment," from epitemnein "cut short, abridge," from epi "into" (see epi-) + temnein "to cut" (see tome). Sense of "person or thing that typifies something" is first recorded c.1600.