embodiment

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embody +‎ -ment

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embodiment (plural embodiments)

  1. a physical entity typifying an abstract concept
    You are the very embodiment of beauty.
    • 1880, W.S. Gilbert, Iolanthe
      The law is the true embodiment Of everything that's excellent. It has no kind of fault or flaw, And I, my Lords, embody the law.
    • 2017 September 27, David Browne, "Hugh Hefner, 'Playboy' Founder, Dead at 91," Rolling Stone
      And with his trademark smoking jackets and pipes – and the silk pajamas he would often wear to work – Hefner became the embodiment of a sexually adventurous yet urbane image and lifestyle, a seeming role model for generations of men.

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