epitomize

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v epitomize embody the essential characteristics of or be a typical example of "The fugue typifies Bach's style of composition"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Epitomize To diminish, as by cutting off something; to curtail; as, to epitomize words.
    • Epitomize To make an epitome of; to shorten or abridge, as a writing or discourse; to reduce within a smaller space; as, to epitomize the works of Justin.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • epitomize To make an epitome of; shorten or abridge, as a writing or a discourse; reduce to an abstract or a summary the principal matters of; contract into a narrow compass.
    • epitomize To diminish, as by cutting off something; curtail; abbreviate.
    • epitomize To describe briefly or in abstract.
    • epitomize Synonyms To reduce, condense, summarize.
    • epitomize To make an epitome or abstract.
    • epitomize Also spelled epitomise.
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Usage

In literature:

As the Anglian poet says, he is 'soldier and sailor too,' in other words, he epitomizes the army and navy.
"Captain Jinks, Hero" by Ernest Crosby
Epitomes of the Scriptures on a philosophical plan were introduced.
"History of Rationalism Embracing a Survey of the Present State of Protestant Theology" by John F. Hurst
Here is an epitome of a far-spreading incredulity about the Bible.
"Thoughts on religion at the front" by Neville Stuart Talbot
Hands and feet were the epitome of my physiology.
"Confessions of Boyhood" by John Albee
She epitomized for me the hundreds and hundreds of girls that were following after.
"The Fifth Wheel" by Olive Higgins Prouty
The epitome of this spot is a tin!
"Le Petit Nord" by Anne Elizabeth Caldwell (MacClanahan) Grenfell and Katie Spalding
A more gullible epitome of the human race does not exist.
"The Knickerbocker, or New-York Monthly Magazine, February 1844" by Various
L. Annaeus Florus, who perhaps lived under Trajan, wrote an epitome of Roman history.
"A Smaller History of Rome" by William Smith and Eugene Lawrence
It reminded him, he had said, of all his past sins in epitome.
"Phantom Wires" by Arthur Stringer
The old gray ruin on the back road to Monterey is an epitome of our history for a hundred years.
"Modern American Prose Selections" by Various
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In poetry:

One of the People! Born to be
Their curious Epitome;
To share, yet rise above
Their shifting hate and love.
"Abraham Lincoln: An Horatian Ode" by Richard Henry Stoddard
Our sacred hearths shall burn eternally
As vestal flames; the North-wind, he
Shall strike his frost-stretched wings, dissolve, and fly
This Etna in epitome.
"The Grasshopper" by Richard Lovelace
Then in the valley, where the brook went by,
Silvering the ledges that it rippled from,--
An isolated slip of fallen sky,
Epitomizing heaven in its sum,--
An iris bloomed--blue, as if, flower-disguised,
The gaze of Spring had there materialized.
"A Wild Iris" by Madison Julius Cawein
Then in the valley, where the brook went by,
Silvering the ledges that it rippled from,—
An isolated slip of fallen sky,
Epitomizing heaven in its sum,—
An iris bloomed—blue, as if, flower-disguised,
The gaze of Spring had there materialized.
"The Wild Iris" by Madison Julius Cawein

In news:

A wall installation can be seen as the epitome of this impermanence — it's a piece that occupies the space now, only to come down once the exhibition ends.
SONY PICTURES CLASSICS Chris Lighty, an influential music industry insider whose roster of artists epitomized the freewheeling '90s hip-hop lifestyle, has died.
Mike Shanahan's failures with Redskins epitomized in trust of John Beck, Rex Grossman.
As they have for much of the past decade, the San Antonio Spurs continue to epitomize well-coached basketball.
Led Zeppelin epitomized testosterone-fueled rock & roll — heavy metal at its finest.
For many of the fans who saw him play, he epitomizes grace and excellence.
Commentary Tampa Bay Bucs Mark Barron epitomizes what head coach Greg.
The princess featured in Walt Disney classics are the epitome of fictional perfection.
Monogamous birds such as eagles and geese were long regarded as the epitome of fidelity and social monogamy , remaining together until one dies.
DJ E-V epitomizes the notion that hard work and dedication will lead to success.
Fashion photographer Richard Avedon shot Buchwald with Audrey Hepburn in 1959 at Maxim's in Paris, an image epitomizing his rapid rise as a newspaperman during the decade.
The tomb of Oscar Wilde , who epitomized sophisticated wit more than a century ago, has been renovated to prevent damage caused by lipstick stains from his ardent admirers, reports ABC.com.
Paul Robeson was the epitome of the 20th-century Renaissance man.
He epitomizes the cultured, once-again trendy brand of swinging pre-World War II Americana last championed by listeners of This American Life.
South Dakota calls itself "the land of infinite variety," and no place in the state better epitomizes this variousness than Vermillion .
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In science:

The dependence of such sums Sn with the number n of terms epitomizes the role of the broadness of probability distributions of xi ’s.
Broad distribution effects in sums of lognormal random variables
C 2 n , (1/ Yn)t increases with the sample size! Thus just as Y t This counterintuitive result epitomizes the paradoxical behaviour of some broad distributions.
Broad distribution effects in sums of lognormal random variables
III we epitomize the ideas about quantum to classical systems transition.
Cosmology and entanglement
Let us just epitomize a little more in detail the schemes that can have some interest in our discussion.
Cosmology and entanglement
The villages epitomize the soul of India. Rural India reflects the very essence of Indian culture and tradition.
Reaching the Unreached A Role of ICT in Sustainable Rural Development
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