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embodiment
used in Moby Dick

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Definition
a physical representation of a concept
  • His own person was the exact embodiment of his utilitarian character.
    Chapters 16-18 -- The Ship; The Ramadan; His Mark (34% in)
  • ...is this absent-minded youth by the blending cadence of waves with thoughts, that at last he loses his identity; takes the mystic ocean at his feet for the visible image of that deep, blue, bottomless soul, pervading mankind and nature; and every strange, half-seen, gliding, beautiful thing that eludes him; every dimly-discovered, uprising fin of some undiscernible form, seems to him the embodiment of those elusive thoughts that only people the soul by continually flitting through it.
    Chapters 34-36 -- The Cabin-Table; The Mast-Head; The Qarter-Deck--Ahab and all (61% in)
  • And whatever they may reveal of the divine love in the Son, the soft, curled, hermaphroditical Italian pictures, in which his idea has been most successfully embodied; these pictures, so destitute as they are of all brawniness, hint nothing of any power, but the mere negative, feminine one of submission and endurance, which on all hands it is conceded, form the peculiar practical virtues of his teachings.
    Chapters 85-87 -- The Fountain; The Tail; The Grand Armada (29% in)
  • As it seemed to me at the time, such a grand embodiment of adoration of the gods was never beheld, even in Persia, the home of the fire worshippers.
    Chapters 85-87 -- The Fountain; The Tail; The Grand Armada (39% in)

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