epitomy vs epitome : Common Errors in English

About epitomy vs epitome

Nothing makes you look quite so foolish as spelling a sophisticated wordincorrectly. Taken directly from Greek, where it means “abridgement,”“epitome” is now most often used to designate an extremelyrepresentative example of the general class: “Snow White is the epitomeof a Disney cartoon feature.” Those who don’t misspell this word oftenmispronounce it, misled by its spelling, as “EP-i-tohm,” but the properpronunciation is “ee-PIT-o-mee.” The word means “essence,” not “climax,”so instead of writing “the market had reached the epitome of frenziedselling at noon,” use “peak” or a similar word.

epitome Meaning(s)

  • (n) a standard or typical example
  • (n) a brief abstract (as of an article or book)

epitomy in News

  • Block Party: Day 3

    SEATTLE — It’s was the epitomy of “Sunday, Sunday, Sunday” when the Flaming Lips closed out this year’s Capital Hill Block Party weekend with a spectacular light, confetti and stage show. Also playing Sunday were Seattle’s the Grizzled Mighty — …
    on July 29, 2013 Source: Q13 FOX Seattle

epitome in News

  1. Carolina Panthers: How Ted Ginn Jr. Can Become Cam Newton's Best Friend

    While Ted Ginn Jr. has been the epitome of a draft bust, one can hope that his career will be resurrected with Cam Newton throwing him passes.  On paper, it's definitely a long shot. Ginn serves as a symbol of the Miami Dolphins' drafting ineptitude, as the team selected him with the ninth pick in the 2007 NFL draft. After playing for the franchise for just three seasons, the Dolphins decided to ...
    on June 12, 2013 Source: Bleacher Report

  2. Pressure-cooker kindergarten

    Christine Gerzon is the epitome of a kindergarten teacher: warm and wise, quick to get down on her knees to wipe a tear or bandage a boo-boo. She can rhapsodize for hours about a single leaf and philosophize convincingly about the pedagogical uses of papier-mache. "I teach because it's my calling,” she says. "It's my life purpose.”        
    on June 9, 2013 Source: Boston Globe

  3. Best classic television dads

    The Beav's dad is the epitome of television fatherhood; wise, even-handed and caring, Ward Cleaver was nearly as perfect as his wife, June. Some of our other favorites were less ideal (looking at you, Archie Bunker), but we still love them.
    on June 9, 2013 Source: The Norwalk Citizen

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