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personify
Used In
War and Peace
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as in: She personifies wisdom. Define
to be a perfect example of
  • In her imagination he was that terrible moaning personified.

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  • She personifies optimism.

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unspecified meaning
  • Count Ilya Rostov with the other members of the committee sat facing Bagration and, as the very personification of Moscow hospitality, did the honors to the prince.
  • But to Pierre he always remained what he had seemed that first night: an unfathomable, rounded, eternal personification of the spirit of simplicity and truth.

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  • When Pierre remembered them afterwards they all seemed misty figures to him except Platon Karataev, who always remained in his mind a most vivid and precious memory and the personification of everything Russian, kindly, and round.

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as in: She personifies wisdom. Define
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as in: a cartoon with personified bears Define
to attribute human characteristics to objects, plants, or animals
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