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personify
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The Fountainhead
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as in: She personifies wisdom. Define
to be a perfect example of
  • Perhaps it was the fascination of seeing that particular force so explicitly personified in a human body.
  • Your own conscience, conveniently personified in the body of another person and attending to your concern for the less fortunate of this world, thus leaving you free not to attend to.

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  • "The incident illustrates to perfection," wrote Ellsworth Toohey, "the antisocial nature of Mr. Howard Roark’s egotism, the arrogance of the unbridled individualism which he has always personified."

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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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  • But he felt a tremendous respect for Ellsworth Toohey, because Toohey represented the exact opposite of his own life; Toohey had no concern whatever for worldly wealth; by the mere fact of this contrast, he considered Toohey the personification of virtue; what this estimate implied in regard to his own life never quite occurred to him.

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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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