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  • She looked the epitome of an innocent teenager with top grades.†   (source)
  • Jon Marin, in spite of his name, looked and sounded like the epitome of a New York Jewish boy.†   (source)
  • Beautiful, ebullient, passionate to a degree, and devilish when the mood was on her, she hardly looked like the epitome of motherhood; yet there could have been no better mother anywhere.†   (source)
  • I wanted to see George Wallace, the epitome of all that was wrong with the South.†   (source)
  • He was the epitome of a perfect soldier.†   (source)
  • In fact the epitome of literary grace is to address your enemy (publicly) in some difficult verse form, say the sestina, with every word dripping vitriol.†   (source)
  • To Reich she was the epitome of the modern career girl—the virgin seductress.†   (source)
  • Obnoxiously enough, Celeste was the epitome of gracefulness.†   (source)
  • Through the clusters of crowd, the blond epitome of Hitler Youth standards was giving instructions to two members of his division.†   (source)
  • In every aspect, she seemed the epitome of beauty, even though he knew that another might say her nose was too long, or her face too angled, or her ears too pointed, or her arms too muscled.†   (source)
  • The house next to Reynaud's Bakery became warm and dear, Lee the epitome of friend and counselor, his father the cool, dependable figure of godhead, his brother clever and delightful, and Abra--well, of Abra he made his immaculate dream and, having created her, fell in love with her.†   (source)
  • Kitsch is the epitome of all that is spurious in the life of our times.†   (source)
  • He hated Ellen O'Hara above anyone else, for she was the epitome of all that he hated in Southerners.†   (source)
  • He seemed the epitome of animal vigor and spirit.†   (source)
  • He's not a coward, he's the epitome of all the cowardice in the world walking on two legs.†   (source)
  • And must I find her body, there reclining, Of all the heavens the bright epitome?†   (source)
  • It is as if a fragment of England floated forward to greet the foreigner—chalk of our chalk, turf of our turf, epitome of what will follow.†   (source)
  • In its beginnings, purest piety, the epitome of judicious concern—there should be no thought of contesting that.†   (source)
  • It is an epitome of us at our worst—eternal formlessness; all the qualities, good, bad, and indifferent, streaming away—streaming, streaming for ever.†   (source)
  • His eyes were not only an epitome of how wretched he would feel were he exposed to all Lycurgus for what he was, but also in them lurked a shadow of the shabby role he was attempting to play in connection with her—in hiding thus completely behind her necessity.†   (source)
  • It is the epitome of all hermetism— nothing less than the vessel, the carefully safeguarded crystal retort, in which matter is forced toward its final mutation and purification.†   (source)
  • And to Roberta, who by now was reduced to the verge of distraction between Clyde's delay and her determination to compel him to act in her behalf, she appeared to be little less than an epitome of all the security, luxury and freedom from responsibility which so enticed and hence caused Clyde to delay and be as indifferent as possible to the dire state which confronted her.†   (source)
  • Or, to put it another way: their life-and-death duel of wits was constantly establishing some sort of subterranean connection to this epitome of stature strolling beside them and was enervated by its magnetism.†   (source)
  • And as she moved over slightly from the door to make room for him, Clyde almost petrified by this unexpected recognition, and quite shaken out of his pose and self-contemplation, not being sure whether he had heard aright, now approached, his manner the epitome almost of a self-ingratiating and somewhat affectionate and wistful dog of high breeding and fine temperament.†   (source)
  • The day is an epitome of the year.†   (source)
  • Uttering a low querulous growl, the speaker, whose harsh countenance was the very epitome of selfishness, raked the scanty fire nearly out of the grate, and, emptying the glass which Noggs had pushed towards him, inquired where he kept his coals.†   (source)
  • Mr. Harthouse professed himself in the highest degree instructed and refreshed, by this condensed epitome of the whole Coketown question.†   (source)
  • They possessed all the gravity of the latter, without any of their phlegm; and like them, the "High Dutchers" were industrious, honest, and economical, Fritz, or Frederick Hartmann, was an epitome of all the vices and virtues, foibles and excellences, of his race.†   (source)
  • Mr. Oak appeared in the entry with a steaming face, hay-bands wound about his ankles to keep out the snow, a leather strap round his waist outside the smock-frock, and looking altogether an epitome of the world's health and vigour.†   (source)
  • …less frequent orations an inquiry into all the great questions of state, combined with a statement of all the petty grievances they have themselves to complain to; so that, though he be not able to come forward frequently, he should on each occasion prove what he is capable of doing; and that, instead of perpetually lavishing his powers, he should occasionally condense them in a small compass, so as to furnish a sort of complete and brilliant epitome of his constituents and of himself.†   (source)
  • Thus Uncle Venner was a miscellaneous old gentleman, partly himself, but, in good measure, somebody else; patched together, too, of different epochs; an epitome of times and fashions.†   (source)
  • In short, he was an epitome, though on a scale suited to his rank, of those very qualities which were so peculiar to the servants of the Crown that were sent into the colonies, as these servants estimated themselves in comparison with the natives of the country; or, in other words, he considered the American as an animal inferior to the parent stock, and viewed all his notions of military service, in particular, as undigested and absurd.†   (source)
  • That, now, is what old Bowditch in his Epitome calls the zodiac, and what my almanac below calls ditto.†   (source)
  • "Count," said Morrel, "you are the epitome of all human knowledge, and you seem like a being descended from a wiser and more advanced world than ours."†   (source)
  • The feeblest member of a family—the one who has the least character—is often the merest epitome of the family habits and traditions; and Mrs. Tulliver was a thorough Dodson, though a mild one, as small-beer, so long as it is anything, is only describable as very weak ale: and though she had groaned a little in her youth under the yoke of her elder sisters, and still shed occasional tears at their sisterly reproaches, it was not in Mrs. Tulliver to be an innovator on the family ideas.†   (source)
  • It formed a prospective epitome of the day's history; only that affairs had not turned out altogether in accordance with the programme.†   (source)
  • Courted by my step-mother, who regards him as the epitome of human wisdom; admired by my father, who says he has never before heard such sublime ideas so eloquently expressed; idolized by Edward, who, notwithstanding his fear of the count's large black eyes, runs to meet him the moment he arrives, and opens his hand, in which he is sure to find some delightful present,—M. de Monte Cristo appears to exert a mysterious and almost uncontrollable influence over all the members of our…†   (source)
  • What, that dissatisfied, shiftless, lazy, speculating fellow! he who changes his county every three years, his farm every six months, and his occupation every season! an agriculturist yesterday, a shoemaker to-day, and a school master to-morrow! that epitome of all the unsteady and profitless propensities of the settlers without one of their good qualities to counterbalance the evil!†   (source)
  • And it epitomized what attracted me to Dad's home.†   (source)
    standard suffix: The suffix "-ize" converts a word to a verb. This is the same pattern you see in words like apologize, theorize, and dramatize.
  • He epitomizes what a real man is: he's honorable, he cares deeply about his family.†   (source)
    standard suffix: The suffix "-ize" converts a word to a verb. This is the same pattern you see in words like apologize, theorize, and dramatize.
  • Adam Brown epitomizes exactly what I would want to be myself and what I would wish for any child.†   (source)
  • He too epitomized Chief Luthuli's precept: "Let your courage rise with danger.†   (source)
  • Hurt Village had long since come to epitomize the despair of inner-city life, but it didn't occur for a minute to Michael to leave.†   (source)
    standard suffix: The suffix "-ize" converts a word to a verb. This is the same pattern you see in words like apologize, theorize, and dramatize.
  • She had come out here from New England, where she had spent her life, and it seemed to her that in a few short sentences this man Watson, with his fluffy fringe of hair, had epitomized what the West was supposed to be all about.†   (source)
  • As my father got more difficult, it got to be, for Ty, that the new buildings were what would save us, the marvelous new silos, the new hogs, the new order, epitomized by the Slurrystore, where all the waste from the hogs would be saved until it could be returned to the ground—no runoff, no smell, no waste, a closed loop.†   (source)
  • Fairly or unfairly, to her derogators Pittman epitomized all that was reprehensible about Dick Bass's Popularization of the Seven Summits and the ensuing debasement of the world's highest mountain.†   (source)
  • In 1986 the group decided to target Mc-Donald's, later explaining that the company "epitomises everything we despise: a junk culture, the deadly banality of capitalism."†   (source)
    unconventional spelling: This is the British spelling. Americans spell it epitomizes.
  • And yet somehow, through the centuries, this story dominated by the theft of two women has come to epitomize ideals of heroism and loyalty, sacrifice and loss.†   (source)
  • The passengers and driver laughed, but to Ma this episode epitomized her entire experience in Delaware, that darned turkey rolling down the darned aisle in front of all those darned people.†   (source)
  • Altogether there were four brothers-he, Henry, Walter, and Garland-and they epitomized old-time cool: suave, handsome black men who worked hard, drank hard, dressed well, liked fine women and new money.†   (source)
  • Those two epitomize 'get a room.†   (source)
  • But of late she felt the huge remove between her practice in Africa and the frontiers of scientific medicine epitomized by England and America.†   (source)
  • Both laws epitomized the ethos of the Nationalist government, which pretended to preserve what they were attempting to destroy.†   (source)
  • John Wilkes Booth epitomizes the evil that can harm us, even as President Abraham Lincoln represents the good that can make us stronger.†   (source)
  • The nature of evil may be epitomized, therefore, in two simple but horrible and holy propositions: 'Things fade' and 'Alternatives exclude.†   (source)
  • She could speak of the death of Lincoln, and epitomize all the sorrow in the world by telling about an old man, at the Contraband Hospital at Fortress Monroe, who, hearing that Lincoln was dead, lifted his tremulous old voice in prayer: "We kneel upon the ground, with our faces in our hands, and our hands in the dust, and cry to Thee for mercy, 0 Lord, this evening."†   (source)
  • Deanna thanked her profusely and asked for the lady's name, "so she could write about another person who epitomized hospitality.†   (source)
  • CIA director Alan Dulles, an urbane and wealthy gentleman in his late sixties, epitomizes that aura of secrecy and covert intrigue.†   (source)
  • At the same time, at home, Bobby Kennedy is engaged in a completely different power struggle, one best epitomized by an incident that happened seven years ago.†   (source)
  • Here the whole sense of the life is epitomized.†   (source)
  • Inanna and Ereshkigal, the two sisters, light and dark respectively, together represent, according to the antique manner of symbolization, the one goddess in two aspects; and their confrontation epitomizes the whole sense of the difficult road of trials.†   (source)
  • He held the tiny conversation in his hand, and felt it epitomized his problem.†   (source)
  • COMBRAY Combray at a distance, from a twenty-mile radius, as we used to see it from the railway when we arrived there every year in Holy Week, was no more than a church epitomising the town, representing it, speaking of it and for it to the horizon, and as one drew near, gathering close about its long, dark cloak, sheltering from the wind, on the open plain, as a shepherd gathers his sheep, the woolly grey backs of its flocking houses, which a fragment of its mediaeval ramparts…†   (source)
    unconventional spelling: This is the British spelling. Americans spell it epitomizing.
  • Had the cub thought in man-fashion, he might have epitomised life as a voracious appetite and the world as a place wherein ranged a multitude of appetites, pursuing and being pursued, hunting and being hunted, eating and being eaten, all in blindness and confusion, with violence and disorder, a chaos of gluttony and slaughter, ruled over by chance, merciless, planless, endless.†   (source)
    unconventional spelling: This is the British spelling. Americans spell it epitomized.
  • Also, because for the moment she was before him so downcast and wistful, epitomizing really all the lure of the old relationship, he put his arms around her and kissed her.†   (source)
    standard suffix: The suffix "-ize" converts a word to a verb. This is the same pattern you see in words like apologize, theorize, and dramatize.
  • We know what we are saying when we add—perhaps somewhat darkly—that his fate might have been different if his disposition had not been so highly susceptible to the charms of the emotional sphere, to the universal state of mind that this song epitomized so intensely, so mysteriously.†   (source)
  • Something in her mother's voice which epitomized the long years of affectionate understanding between them—an understanding based, not only on a mutual desire for each other's happiness, but a complete frankness in regard to all emotions and moods which had hitherto dominated both—touched her almost to the point of tears.†   (source)
  • This luminous idea was a great addition to his historical acquirements during this half-year, which were otherwise confined to an epitomized history of the Jews.†   (source)
  • On these truly British occasions, the smugglers, if any, made a feint of walking into the strong cells and the blind alley, while this somebody pretended to do his something: and made a reality of walking out again as soon as he hadn't done it—neatly epitomising the administration of most of the public affairs in our right little, tight little, island.†   (source)
  • Such was the dawn of Freedom; such was the work of the Freedmen's Bureau, which, summed up in brief, may be epitomized thus: for some fifteen million dollars, beside the sums spent before 1865, and the dole of benevolent societies, this Bureau set going a system of free labor, established a beginning of peasant proprietorship, secured the recognition of black freedmen before courts of law, and founded the free common school in the South.†   (source)
  • The debate which ensued was in its scope and progress an epitome of the course of life.†   (source)
  • Proceeding on, another Troy I see, Or, in less compass, Troy's epitome.†   (source)
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