v. give a bodily form to; represent in bodily or material form; incorporate
Cheering on his rival Mark McGwire's efforts to break Roger Maris's home run record, Sammy Sosa did embody the spirit of true sportsmanship.
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She had shown her artistic intelligence in selecting a type so like her own that she could embody the person represented without ceasing to be herself.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton Context
She is exactly the woman to do away every prejudice of such a man as the Admiral, for she he would describe, if indeed he has now delicacy of language enough to embody his own ideas.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen Context
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.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne Context
I do not think that the best embodiment of chivalry, the realization of the handsomest and most romantic figure ever imagined by painter, could have said this, with a more impressive and affecting dignity than the plain old Doctor did.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens Context
But whether the sorrow was too vast to be embodied in music, or music too ethereal to uplift a mortal woe, he soon discovered that the Requiem was beyond him just at present.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott Context
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.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville Context