embody

Definitions

  • Embodiment of an Arthurian legend
    Embodiment of an Arthurian legend
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v embody represent, as of a character on stage "Derek Jacobi was Hamlet"
    • v embody represent in bodily form "He embodies all that is evil wrong with the system","The painting substantiates the feelings of the artist"
    • v embody represent or express something abstract in tangible form "This painting embodies the feelings of the Romantic period"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. t Embody To form into a body; to invest with a body; to collect into a body, a united mass, or a whole; to incorporate; as, to embody one's ideas in a treatise. "Devils embodied and disembodied.""The soul, while it is embodied , can no more be divided from sin."
    • v. i Embody To unite in a body, a mass, or a collection; to coalesce. "Firmly to embody against this court party."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • embody To invest with an animate body; lodge in a physical form; incarnate; hence, to give form to; formulate; coördinate the elements or principles of; express, arrange, or exemplify intelligibly or perceptibly: as, to embody thought in words; legislation is embodied in statutes; architecture is embodied art.
    • embody To form or collect into a body or united mass; collect into a whole; incorporate; organize; concentrate: as, to embody troops; to embody scattered traditions or folk-lore.
    • embody Synonyms To combine, compact, integrate, comprehend, comprise.
    • embody To unite into a body, mass, or collection; coalesce.
    • embody To paint with body or solidity. See impasto.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Embody to form into a body: to make corporeal: to make tangible: to express (an idea in words): to organise
    • v.i Embody to unite in a body or mass
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Quotations

  • Jacques Barzun
    Jacques Barzun
    “Art distills sensations and embodies it with enhanced meaning.”
  • Doris Lessing
    Doris%20Lessing
    “If a fish is the movement of water embodied, given shape, then cat is a diagram and pattern of subtle air.”
  • Alice James
    Alice James
    “How sick one gets of being good, how much I should respect myself if I could burst out and make everyone wretched for twenty-four hours; embody selfishness.”
  • Brian Friel
    Brian Friel
    “It is not the literal past, the facts of history, that shape us, but images of the past embodied in language.”
  • Jean Baudrillard
    Jean%20Baudrillard
    “Television knows no night. It is perpetual day. TV embodies our fear of the dark, of night, of the other side of things.”

Usage

In literature:

See the text of his written opinion, embodied in pp.
"The Story of the Upper Canada Rebellion, Volume 1" by John Charles Dent
It embodies the highest political wisdom for us as a people.
"Masterpieces of Negro Eloquence" by Various
Notwithstanding, however, what Burns has done, Scotland is still deficient in songs embodying her ardent love of freedom.
"The Modern Scottish Minstrel, Volumes I-VI." by Various
All this was as clear to Burr and his friends as though it was embodied in an Act of Congress.
"A Political History of the State of New York, Volumes 1-3" by DeAlva Stanwood Alexander
It is not claimed that the dictionary catalogue possesses fully all the advantages in educating readers that the best classed catalogues embody.
"A Book for All Readers" by Ainsworth Rand Spofford
So we have a fairly accurate statement of the direct labor embodied in the table.
"Socialism" by John Spargo
She was an embodied indignation.
"The New England Magazine, Volume 1, No. 2, February, 1886." by Various
It is the organized idea of our nation, and is embodied in that nation.
"The Continental Monthly, Vol. 5, No. 5, May, 1864" by Various
The most important conditions embodied in the Capitulation are as follows, viz.
"The Philippine Islands" by John Foreman
The facts of the Commissioner are all here embodied; his detracting tone is abated.
"The History of Tasmania , Volume II (of 2)" by John West
Vishnu, I conceive, was originally nothing more or less than the embodied spirit of the sacrificial rites.
"Hindu Gods And Heroes" by Lionel D. Barnett
Law isn't worth the paper it is written on unless it embodies the will and natural tendencies of the governed.
"Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great Philosophers, Volume 8" by Elbert Hubbard
Each style of work embodies its own peculiar class of conceptions.
"Ancient art of the province of Chiriqui, Colombia" by William Henry Holmes
Before others can have any knowledge of his thoughts, he must give them form, or embody them in statues or paintings.
"The Philosophy of Evolution" by Stephen H. Carpenter
Other provisions may also be embodied.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 7" by Various
Dr. Howe's life became an embodiment of this romance.
"Reminiscences, 1819-1899" by Julia Ward Howe
It was the one idea of which her brief life had no embodiment, the thing it had altogether missed.
"The Children of the Poor" by Jacob A. Riis
It may be a social club, or a village improvement society, or a civic league, or a Rural Progress Association embodying modern rural ideals.
"The Challenge of the Country" by George Walter Fiske
There is something about you which is the very embodiment of all soothing properties.
"A Veldt Official" by Bertram Mitford
It is legitimate, therefore, to see in this cure the embodiment of spiritual truth.
"The Expositor's Bible: The Gospel of St. John, Vol. I" by Marcus Dods
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In poetry:

I shall break every chain,
To farthest heights attain,
And drink from wells no face has bent above.
Oh! from what heavenly place
Shall leap to my embrace
The warm embodiment of innocent love?
"Full-Fledged (Une barbe de jeune dieu)" by Maurice Thompson
Amid such flowers, underneath such skies,
Embodying all life knows of sweet and fair,
She stood; love's dreams in girlhood's face and eyes,
White as a star that comes to emphasize
The mingled beauty of the earth and air.
"Rosemary" by Madison Julius Cawein
This is not only one man—this is the father of those who shall be
fathers in their turns;
In him the start of populous states and rich republics;
Of him countless immortal lives, with countless embodiments and
enjoyments.
"I Sing The Body Electric" by Walt Whitman
Like memories born in a dream my Fancy around thee plays,
Re-embodies the life, the beauty of olden days
That were thine ere the scourge of war-
aflame in the sweet blue sky-
Wither'd thy full expanding life-leaving thy spring to die.
"The Hedge" by John William Streets
Venus made of blood-warm marble, stony eyes which often flash,
You embodied in a goddess woman's beauty, charm and dash:
Arms as soft as is the thinking of an emp'ror born a poet;
Woman's own divine attraction, still enticing as I saw it.
"Venus and Madonna" by Mihai Eminescu
What though nor fabled Dryad haunt their grove,
Nor Naiad near their fountain rove?
Yet all embodied to the mental sight,
A train of smiling Virtues bright
Shall there the wise retreat allow,
Shall twine triumphant palms to deck the wanderer's brow.
"Rural Elegance, An Ode to the Late Duchess of Somerset" by William Shenstone

In news:

There are plenty of reasons why they're admired, and this pistol grip unit embodies most of them.
INDIANAPOLIS — Princeton University will award Indiana Gov Mitch Daniels its Woodrow Wilson Award, a top honor for undergraduate alumni for a career that embodies the call to duty made by the former president.
Woodrow Wilson Award, a top honor for undergraduate alumni for a career that embodies the call to duty made by the former president.
The top products of 2012 embody the creativity and ingenuity of the RF/microwave industry's design-engineering community More.
She is murdered and resurrected, becoming the embodiment of tango.
Sandy Lerner embodies the word "fearless".
This is the embodiment of the next poet laureate of Los Angeles.
In a city filled with iconic landmarks, perhaps nothing better symbolizes how metropolitan Washington operates than the Capital Beltway : the physical embodiment of the gridlock that also grips Washington politics.
Benching A-Rod For Decisive Game 5 Embodies Strong Leadership from Yankees Manager Joe Girardi.
Each year, since 2007, the school selects a speaker who embodies the ideals of The Marquis de Lafayette.
Bob Dylan 's Tempest: Album embodies best of America.
One embodies arena-rock greatness, the other taints it.
9/5 One of the first bands in America to embody the term "alternative rock," Pavement came onto the scene in the early '90s.
7 year old Austyn Peacock of Bryan, Texas embodies this statement.
"Justice" embodies the distress and heartache the world is feeling in the case of Trayvon Martin.
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In science:

Theorem 6.1 embodies the second main result presented here.
Random Block Operators
The extended stability property (13) embodies a recursive collection of CI properties with respect to the ordering induced by the extended information base.
Identifying the consequences of dynamic treatment strategies: A decision-theoretic overview
By omitting some of the nodes and/or arrows in an ID, such as Figure 3 or Figure 4, that already embodies either sequential randomization or sequential irrelevance, we obtain simpler special cases with the same property.
Identifying the consequences of dynamic treatment strategies: A decision-theoretic overview
Note that this does not embody simple stability, since moralization would create a direct link between σ and U1 , and hence a path L2—U1—σ that avoids A1 .
Identifying the consequences of dynamic treatment strategies: A decision-theoretic overview
The embodied law of large numbers in particular implies that the longest excursion is of order log N long.
The longest excursion of a random interacting polymer
The evidence from Table is that NB is indi(cid:11)erent to the use of labels or con(cid:12)dences: the normal distribution assumption that it embodies in the latter case could be another reason why it is unsuitable for combining con(cid:12)dence measures.
Issues in Stacked Generalization
Identity (26) may be derived in a slightly different way, which makes apparent the fact that it embodies the KV deformation problem sketched at the beginning of the present Subsection.
Biquantization of symmetric pairs and the quantum shift
One of the first embodiments of the step-wise MLE approach, wa s presented by Nicoll & Segal (1983) and can be thought of as a binned version of the Lynden-Bell’s C − method.
Shedding Light on the Galaxy Luminosity Function
Each map embodies the dynamics of one random jump, and thus contains only local information.
Random walks in random environments without ellipticity
The barber’s paradox is an embodiment of the Russell’s paradox.
Regard Renormalization in QED as Functor between Categories
Also, when a large number of BSs with small cell sizes are deployed, the embodied energy consumption will dominate and lead to an increase in total energy consumption [100].
Green Cellular Networks: A Survey, Some Research Issues and Challenges
Finally, we explored some broader perspectives such as statistical power profiles, smart grid technology and embodied energy to achieve energy efficient cellular network.
Green Cellular Networks: A Survey, Some Research Issues and Challenges
The universal Turing machine freed us from the need actually embody the machines needed to host different computational tasks.
Definability in the Real Universe
Though it says nothing about the relevance of embodiment or the viability of virtual machines hostable by canonical machines.
Definability in the Real Universe
There seems to be a dependency on an evolved embodiment which goes against the classical universal machine paradigm.
Definability in the Real Universe
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