• Embodiment of an Arthurian legend
    Embodiment of an Arthurian legend
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n embodiment giving concrete form to an abstract concept
    • n embodiment a concrete representation of an otherwise nebulous concept "a circle was the embodiment of his concept of life"
    • n embodiment a new personification of a familiar idea "the embodiment of hope","the incarnation of evil","the very avatar of cunning"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Embodiment That which embodies or is embodied; representation in a physical body; a completely organized system, like the body; as, the embodiment of courage, or of courtesy; the embodiment of true piety.
    • Embodiment The act of embodying; the state of being embodied.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n embodiment Investment with or manifestation through an animate body; incarnation; bodily presentation: as, metempsychosis is the supposed embodiment of previously existing souls in new forms; she is an embodiment of all the virtues.
    • n embodiment A bringing into or presentation in or through a form; formal expression or manifestation; formulation: as, the embodiment of principles in a treatise.
    • n embodiment Collection or formation into an aggregate body; organization; an aggregate whole; incorporation; concentration: as, the embodiment of troops into battalions, brigades, divisions, etc.; the embodiment of a country's laws.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Embodiment act of embodying: state of being embodied: that in which something is embodied
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  • Jacques Barzun
    Jacques Barzun
    “Art distills sensations and embodies it with enhanced meaning.”
  • Doris Lessing
    “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
    “Television knows no night. It is perpetual day. TV embodies our fear of the dark, of night, of the other side of things.”


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Em, in, and body.


In literature:

Fairfax may be studied in the "Fairfax Correspondence," and in the documents embodied in Mr. Clements Markham's life of him.
"History of the English People, Volume V (of 8)" by John Richard Green
In 1868 Mr. Meeker made a trip to the West for the "Tribune," writing a series of valuable letters embodying his observations of the country.
"The Life Radiant" by Lilian Whiting
May not a man, nevertheless, have an ideal of truth and beauty and look worshipfully upon its embodiment?
"Bonaventure" by George Washington Cable
And the Spirit, One with the Father and the Word, gives to the Thought of God its realisation and embodiment in what we call things.
"Gloria Crucis addresses delivered in Lichfield Cathedral Holy Week and Good Friday, 1907" by J. H. Beibitz
It is a sincere, honest and dignified embodiment of the First American.
"American Men of Mind" by Burton E. Stevenson
The mores contain embodied in them notions, doctrines, and maxims, but they are facts.
"Folkways" by William Graham Sumner
One among them embodied in himself, above all others, the spirit of that epoch of creative energy.
"The Preacher and His Models" by James Stalker
The first universal power, an embodiment of Creative Thought, becomes visible.
"Christianity As A Mystical Fact" by Rudolf Steiner
He only was the embodiment of Church and State.
"The Rise of Canada, from Barbarism to Wealth and Civilisation" by Charles Roger
I afterwards embodied the substance of my views in a letter to Sir George Grey.
"The Story of My Life" by Egerton Ryerson

In poetry:

A deathlike silence now ensues,
While every eye amazement glucs
Upon that mediatorial face,
Embodiment of every grace.
"Banishment Of Man From The Garden Of The Lord" by James Madison Bell
The angel and the girl are met
Earth was the only meeting place.
For the embodied never yet
Travelled beyond the shore of space.
The eternal spirits in freedom go.
"The Angel and the Girl" by Edwin Muir
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
Through viewless valves embodied so –
Till daylight, the expulsion and awakening,
The riving and the driving forth,
Life with remorseless forceps beckoning –
Pangs and betrayal of harsh birth.
"Sleep" by Kenneth Slessor
Alas! he's cold!
Cold as the marble which his fingers wrought--
Cold, but not dead; for each embodied thought
Of his, which he from the Ideal brought
To live in stone,
Assures him immortality of fame.
"To Alexander Galt, The Sculptor" by James Barron Hope
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,
Fair as a star that comes to emphasize
The mingled beauty of the earth and air.
"The Picture" by Madison Julius Cawein

In news:

No American family embodies Republicanism more than the Bushes .
No American family embodies mainstream Republicanism more than the Bushes , noted a New York Times article this year.
Popular Christmas classics are embodied by beautiful, ethereal and angelic harmonies and voices.
Callie Shabby Chic proudly embodies this concept.
Pei Lee's costumes are eye-catching and dramatic, particularly the goofy, coordinated dresses embodied by Cinderella 's bumbling stepsisters, Grace and Joy (Tracy Lynn Olivera and Jaime Kelton, a fine comedic pair).
On a recent trip to south Georgia, I got the opportunity to spend a few days at the home of an 83-year-old who embodies timeless style.
In some embodiments, an optical sensor is located on the front of the device so that the user's image may be obtained for videoconferencing while the user views the other video conference participants on the touch screen display.
In some embodiments, the position of the optical sensor can be changed by the user (e.g.
The rules will be embodied in what presidential counterterrorism adviser John Brennan calls the "playbook".
Wonder Bread has been around since the 1920s, but Hostess somehow embodies Eisenhower-era innocence.
Jay Gatsby would have loved the Palm Beach 55, because it embodies all that he lusted after in The Great Gatsby: class, style and grand luxury.
THE WOODSMAN TAVERN, Stumptown Coffee's Duane Sorenson's debut effort as a full-on restaurateur, embodies a lot of the stereotypes that have come to define our city.
Gregory Parkinson 's Designs Embody Luxe Bohemia.
Gregory Parkinson's Designs Embody Luxe Bohemia.
Preservation Pub is the best neighborhood bar because it embodies Knoxville at its best.

In science:

The action also embodies most elegantly the existence of symmetries by being invariant, possibly up to a surface term, under the corresponding transformations of the degrees of freedom of the system.
A Pedestrian Introduction to the Mathematical Concepts of Quantum Physics
Besides their obvious notational advantage, Poisson brackets embody essential features of dynamics and the geometry of phase space for dynamical systems, not to mention their central rˆole in the programme of canonical quantisation through the correspondence principle.
A Pedestrian Introduction to the Mathematical Concepts of Quantum Physics
First, we have a test of the parameter reductions embodied in Equation (2). If they are justified, the slices provide enough information to allow the reconstruction of the system responses to any possible system inputs.
Improved Volterra Kernel Methods with Applications to the Visual System
It embodies the localized modes where the number equals to the background topological charge.
Localization of massive fermions on the baby-skyrmion branes in 6 dimensions
We observe that the natural reference state (i.e., the state of vanishing displacement field) of this model is not in fact an equilibrium state for any given realization of disorder, due to the random attractive interactions embodied by the kernel.
Soft random solids and their heterogeneous elasticity