embodiment embodiment  /ɛm ˈbɑ di mənt/


  1. (n) a new personification of a familiar idea
  2. (n) a concrete representation of an otherwise nebulous concept
  3. (n) giving concrete form to an abstract concept



  1. His life was the embodiment of one who moves from rags to riches, from anonymity to internationally imitated innovator.
  2. The Mahatma, the Great Soul, endures in the best part of our minds, where our ideals are kept: the embodiment of human rights and the creed of nonviolence.
  3. His life is a modern embodiment of the warrior's journey.


  1. Goodell defends Redskins' name in letter

    NFL commissioner Roger Goodell has written a letter to Congress in defense of the Washington Redskins' controversial nickname. Goodell was asked by 10 members of Congress to make a case for the use of a name considered by some to be derogatory or a racial slur aimed at Native Americans. In his June 5 letter, Goodell characterized the name as the embodiment of "strength, courage, pride and ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: KSAT San Antonio

  2. Credit Card Basics: Everything You Should Know

    The credit card is one of the most divisive products among all the financial tools available. Ask around and you’re sure to find people who pay all their expenses using credit cards as well as others who swear the products are the embodiment of pure evil. Opinions among financial experts and thought leaders are just as [...]
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Forbes Blogs

  3. Dubbing Hall of Fame

    Marni Nixon may be the embodiment of behind-the-curtain singing in big Hollywood musicals. But there have been other incidents of singers surreptitiously subbing vocals of the stars. (We’ll skip for now the scores of celebrities, from Whitney Houston to Mariah Carey, who have lip-synched live to their pre-recorded vocals).
    on June 10, 2013     Source: Washington Post


  1. "Antawn Jamison has been the embodiment of leadership on and off the court for this franchise for five-and-a-half seasons and we thank him for all he has done for the Wizards and the city of Washington," Wizards president Ernie Grunfeld said....
    on Feb 17, 2010 By: Ernie Grunfeld Source: USA Today

  2. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said, "Tom Lantos was a true American hero. He was the embodiment of what it meant to have one's freedom denied and then to find it and to insist that America stand for spreading freedom and prosperity to others."
    on Jan 2, 2008 By: Condoleezza Rice Source: FoxReno.com

  3. Hart called the Illinois senator "the embodiment of what is best about our nation" and disputed criticism that Obama is inexperienced or lacks national security credentials.
    on Jan 11, 2008 By: Gary Hart Source: FOXNews

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incipient incipient
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