incarnation incarnation  /ɪn ˈkɑr ˈneɪ ʃən/


  1. (n) a new personification of a familiar idea
  2. (n) (Christianity) the Christian doctrine of the union of God and man in the person of Jesus Christ
  3. (n) time passed in a particular bodily form
  4. (n) the act of attributing human characteristics to abstract ideas etc.



  1. Adolf Hitler or the incarnation of absolute evil; this is how future generations will remember the all-powerful Fuehrer of the criminal Third Reich.
  2. It was in her second incarnation that she first came to my attention.
  3. In O'Toole's swashbuckling incarnation, Lawrence was a towering, tragic, high-camp sheik of Araby.


  1. Free Sunday parking begins

    The newest incarnation of the parking meter deal went into effect this weekend along the streets of the city’s southside. Many residents took advantage of not having to pay their parking meters, part of a restructured plan with the company …
    on June 17, 2013     Source: WGN TV Chicago

  2. Second City co-founder Bernard Sahlins dies at 90

    Bernard Sahlins was for years the cigar-puffing patriarch of Chicago’s Second City comedy theater, which he co-founded in Old Town with Howard Alk and Paul Sills more than five decades ago. Launched on Dec.16, 1959, during a renaissance of American humor, The Second City — whose first incarnation was funded with $6,000 of Mr. Sahlins’ money — quickly gained national notice and was instrumental ...
    on June 17, 2013     Source: Chicago Sun-Times

  3. Lois Lane and the Case for the Female Superhero Movie

    Just moments after we first meet Amy Adams' incarnation of Lois Lane in Man of Steel she looks up at Christopher Meloni's colonel and says, as a transition, "if we're done measuring dicks..." Even in this oh-so-serious superhero movie, it comes as a shock: finally an attempt to characterize our heroine as a modern shit-talking, hard-drinking, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist. But as the movie ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: The Atlantic Wire via Yahoo! News

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  1. Producer Laura Ziskin said, "We are thrilled to have Andrew Garfield for this new incarnation of Spider-Man under Marc Webb's direction. We were fortunate enough to meet with a group of fantastically talented young men. In the end, we all agreed...
    on Jul 1, 2010 By: Laura Ziskin Source: Hollywood Outbreak (blog)

  2. President Jacques Chirac said in a statement, "We have lost a great figure, a conscience, an incarnation of goodness."
    on Jan 21, 2007 By: Jacques Chirac Source: Washington Post

  3. "We felt like we reached a point where MySpace in its original incarnation had peaked in a way," Anderson said in an interview. "We were wondering how we can expand our market and appeal to new people. We looked at some of the reasons why...
    on Jun 12, 2008 By: Tom Anderson Source: Washington Post

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