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I was the embodiment of every writer’s worst fear: a cliche.
Gillian Flynn  --  Gone Girl
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  • I was the embodiment of every writer’s worst fear: a cliche.
    Gillian Flynn  --  Gone Girl
  • If you became the princess, you’d be the embodiment of the law.
    Kiera Cass  --  The One
  • The shark, which had seemed only passingly menacing before, now appeared vicious and wholly sentient, the embodiment of the predatory instinct.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • She began to associate with Ralph Myers, a white man with a badly disfigured face and lengthy criminal record who seemed to perfectly embody her fall from grace.
    Bryan Stevenson  --  Just Mercy

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  • I respected and liked George very much, but I became deeply fond of Angeline, and still live in hopes that I can somewhere find a human female who embodies all her virtues.
    Farley Mowat  --  Never Cry Wolf
  • There is no internal possession, no embodiment.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  A Gesture Life
  • Here is the embodiment of the very thing that had me crawling from car to car, hiding and freezing at the slightest sound, scampering in the shadows like an animal, desperate with worry that someone like him will catch me, my sister, my mother.
    Susan Ee  --  Angelfall
  • Without question this modern American dictionary is one of the most surprisingly complex and profound documents ever to be created, for it embodies unparalleled etymological detail, reflecting not only superb lexicographic scholarship, but also the dreams and speech and imaginative talents of millions of people over thousands of years—for every person who has ever spoken or written in English has had a hand in its making….
    Andrew Clements  --  Frindle
  • He embodied everything the military was looking for: leadership, intelligence, dependability, integrity, tact, selflessness, and perseverance.
    Joshua Davis  --  Spare Parts
  • I could not realize then how soon I would encounter both of these things, embodied in the human passion and human flesh from which I had absented myself in my smug and airless self-deprivation.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice

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  • She wasn’t like the Greek Enyo, who was simply an embodiment of carnage.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Blood of Olympus
  • An embodied presence.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • / Embody me.
    Kate DiCamillo  --  Flora & Ulysses
  • They, or should I say we, are the very embodiment of hope where there is no hope.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Catching Fire
  • Big Brother is the embodiment of the Party.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • I must now become the actual leader, the face, the voice, the embodiment of the revolution.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Mockingjay
  • Armoured they come rolling on in long lines, more than anything else embody for us the horror of war.
    Erich Maria Remarque  --  All Quiet on the Western Front
  • She was being sent away because she was the walking, breathing embodiment of their shame.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  A Thousand Splendid Suns
  • He thought of himself as a walking embodiment of the American dream, and in fact, in Clarkston, Chime stood out for his success.
    Warren St. John  --  Outcasts United
  • The very ideal of ignominy was embodied and made manifest in this contrivance of wood and iron.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • For twenty years this field had embodied all the waste that was Vietnam, all the vulgarity and horror.
    Tim O’Brien  --  The Things They Carried
  • Heroes embody that struggle.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Sea of Monsters
  • Never did cypress, or yew, or juniper so seem the embodiment of funeral gloom.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • His childhood was the embodiment of concerted cultivation.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Outliers
  • He reaches out his hand as though toward an embodiment not quite real, and as he touches her, a strange soft sound, half laughter, half amazement, comes from his throat.
    Arthur Miller  --  The Crucible
  • He called upon architects to abandon their selfish quest for individual glory and dedicate themselves to the embodiment of the mood of their people.
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
  • You have been the embodiment of every graceful fancy that my mind has ever become acquainted with.
    Charles Dickens  --  Great Expectations
  • His own person was the exact embodiment of his utilitarian character.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • Yet through all the sensations shimmered a melody of wild, haunting beauty that embodied her identity.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eragon
  • Her sombre violence constrained him: she seemed the embodied instrument of fate.
    Edith Wharton  --  Ethan Frome
  • Apophis was the embodiment of chaos.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Red Pyramid
  • To this Susan had no reply it embodied emotions, a relationship, beyond her experience.
    Truman Capote  --  In Cold Blood
  • On the surface, he was the embodiment of every parent’s dream, a strong, tall, well— dressed and well-mannered boy with talent and striking looks, not to mention the wit to joke with an adult.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  The Kite Runner
  • Sunny, however, seemed to embody the essence of my gentle, timid species; we were powerful only in great numbers.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  The Host
  • The lecture-halls seemed filled with the spirit of the great and the wise, and I thought the professors were the embodiment of wisdom.
    Helen Keller  --  Story of My Life
  • He had trusted Dumbledore, believed him the embodiment of goodness and wisdom.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
  • If an unaware person is told a part of the truth (it is imperative that the answer embody truth), he is satisfied that his query has been answered.
    Maya Angelou  --  I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
  • She was a direct embodiment and personification of the New Testament,—a living fact, to be accounted for, and to be accounted for in no other way than by its truth.
    Harriet Beecher Stowe  --  Uncle Tom’s Cabin
  • This huge monument, which had embodied an idea of the Emperor’s, had become the box of a street urchin.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • Until we had better control of our own abilities, embodying Egyptian gods could make us go crazy or literally burn us up.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Throne of Fire
  • She thought of shapes, lines, curlicues; she thought of the signs in the Gray Book, ancient and perfect, embodiments of a language too faultless for speech.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Ashes
  • She knew that her mother was the embodiment of justice, truth, loving tenderness and profound wisdom—a great lady.
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind
  • You’ll perhaps think me rather inclined to become so,’ he added, making an effort to smile, ’if I try to describe the thousand forms of past associations and ideas he awakens or embodies.
    Emily Bronte  --  Wuthering Heights
  • Every part of the motors was an embodied answer to "Why?" and "What for?"-like the steps of a life-course chosen by the sort of mind she worshipped.
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • Many of them were delicious in the role; one of them was the embodiment of every womanly grace and charm.
    Kate Chopin  --  The Awakening
  • Susan and Bill seemed, at first, to be the embodiment of a happy, loving couple.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Blink
  • Hence they embody a sort of natural socialism.
    Jules Verne  --  Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
  • Everest was the embodiment of the physical forces of the world.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into Thin Air
  • She was the embodiment of that Victorian archetype, Constant Reader.
    Stephen King  --  Misery
  • It is only in so far as they reach the will and are there embodied in habits that the virtues are really fatal to us.
    C.S. Lewis  --  The Screwtape Letters
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