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
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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
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