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used in The Scarlet Letter

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a physical representation of a concept
  • The very ideal of ignominy was embodied and made manifest in this contrivance of wood and iron.
    Chapter 2 — The Market Place (64% in)
  • Throughout them all, giving up her individuality, she would become the general symbol at which the preacher and moralist might point, and in which they might vivify and embody their images of woman's frailty and sinful passion.
    Chapter 5 — Hester at her Needle (10% in)
  • It has been related, how, in the crowd that witnessed Hester Prynne's ignominious exposure, stood a man, elderly, travel-worn, who, just emerging from the perilous wilderness, beheld the woman, in whom he hoped to find embodied the warmth and cheerfulness of home, set up as a type of sin before the people.
    Chapter 9 — The Leech (2% in)
  • Then, it is true, the propensity of human nature to tell the very worst of itself, when embodied in the person of another, would constrain them to whisper the black scandal of bygone years.
    Chapter 13 — Another View of Hester (44% in)
  • So strangely did they meet in the dim wood that it was like the first encounter in the world beyond the grave of two spirits who had been intimately connected in their former life, but now stood coldly shuddering in mutual dread, as not yet familiar with their state, nor wonted to the companionship of disembodied beings.
    Chapter 17 — The Pastor and his Parishioner (9% in)
  • The objects that had made a shadow hitherto, embodied the brightness now.
    Chapter 18 — A Flood of Sunshine (63% in)
  • It is singular, however, how long a time often passes before words embody things; and with what security two persons, who choose to avoid a certain subject, may approach its very verge, and retire without disturbing it.
    Chapter 20 — The Minister in a Maze (88% in)

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