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embodiment
used in The Mill on the Floss

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a physical representation of a concept
  • Mr. Glegg had chosen the eldest Miss Dodson as a handsome embodiment of female prudence and thrift, and being himself of a money-getting, money-keeping turn, had calculated on much conjugal harmony.
    1.12 — Book 1 Chapter 12 — Mr. and Mrs. Glegg at Home (46% in)
  • The particular embodiment of the evil principle now exciting Mr. Tulliver's determined resistance was Mr. Pivart, who, having lands higher up the Ripple, was taking measures for their irrigation, which either were, or would be, or were bound to be (on the principle that water was water), an infringement on Mr. Tulliver's legitimate share of water-power.
    2.2 — Book 2 Chapter 2 — The Christmas Holidays (27% in)
  • ...dam; it was unquestionably Wakem who had caused Mr. Tulliver to lose the suit about the right of road and the bridge that made a thoroughfare of his land for every vagabond who preferred an opportunity of damaging private property to walking like an honest man along the highroad; all lawyers were more or less rascals, but Wakem's rascality was of that peculiarly aggravated kind which placed itself in opposition to that form of right embodied in Mr. Tulliver's interests and opinions.
    2.2 — Book 2 Chapter 2 — The Christmas Holidays (80% in)
  • But even in its utmost agony—even in those terrible throes that love must suffer before it can be disembodied of selfish desire—my love for you sufficed to withhold me from suicide, without the aid of any other motive.
    7.3 — Book 7 Chapter 3 — Showing That Old Acquaintances Are Capable.... (76% in)

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