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personify
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The Count of Monte Cristo
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as in: She personifies wisdom. Define
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  • As the envoy of the prefect of police arrived ten minutes before ten, he was told that Lord Wilmore, who was precision and punctuality personified, was not yet come in, but that he would be sure to return as the clock struck.
  • "Oh, sir," said Danglars, after he had convinced himself of the authenticity of the documents he held, and rising as if to salute the power of gold personified in the man before him,—"three letters of unlimited credit!

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  • She personifies optimism.
  • In her imagination he was that terrible moaning personified.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace

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unspecified meaning
  • Oh, he is the exact personification of what I have been led to expect!
  • Napoleon is the Mahomet of the West, and is worshipped by his commonplace but ambitions followers, not only as a leader and lawgiver, but also as the personification of equality.

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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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