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embody (something) in (something)

For an entity to represent something else in its entirety. A noun or pronoun can be used between "embody" and "in." The worst impulses of our country are embodied in those greedy, unscrupulous banks.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

embody something in something

to actualize something in something; to make something represent something else in actuality. I tried to embody both good and evil in my painting. A strong sense of morality is embodied in her writing.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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The participant can explain their personal problem to Dr Freud, and then switch to being embodied as Freud.
Presentation of the Sites Embodied Cyprus festival.
Embodied carbon emission which includes all GHGs from the construction of a building, transportation of building materials to the site, the operation of the building is calculated throughout the life cycle of the building which is expressed as kilograms of carbon dioxide equivalent.
The remainder of the introduction provides background to Hasidic Judaism, a way of life particularly enacted in gendered embodied practice.
The activities of the festival, with the participation of / 4500 / students, the Omani Woman Association in Salalah, and folklore art groups, started with the first scene Renaissance Dawnwhich embodied the July 23rd , the Renaissance Day, and the moment of peoples hearing the 1st Royal speech, answering the call and expressing their joy and loyalty.
Embodied carbon, it seems, has been considered unimportant compared to operational carbon emissions.
Besides the valuable contribution of housing sector in betterment of human life, the building materials used also make a significant contribution in embodied CO2 emissions through their life cycle.
We, the Embodied Spirits of Earth, in order to form a more peaceful global existence at a higher level of evolution-one that is established in integrity and responsibility, ensures global and domestic tranquility, provides for the common good, promotes healthy and joyous welfare, and secures the Blessings of Liberty for ourselves and for Posterity--do ordain and establish this Declaration of Spirit Rights.
As second-generation approaches to narrative develop new models for the process of interpretation, partly on the back of empirical research into embodied responses to reading, the question of what a model for the 'embodied reader' might look like arises.
Sami bin Abdullah Al-Saleh delivered this annual gift to the Jordanian officials, in a gesture that embodied the existing fraternal relations.
Central to the theory and practice of art, embodied fantasy is also under the consideration of those in the fields of neuroscience, cognitive sciences, philosophy, and phenomenology.
The authors wrote that embodied cognition is an emerging field in psychology that examines how our thoughts and emotions interact with our bodies to guide behaviour.
One method of measuring the indirect responsibility for pollution emissions, including greenhouse gas emissions, outside a given country, is to measure the so-called emissions embodied in trade.
The harvesting, processing, transportation and insulation of all the building materials require energy inputs, and the term used to describe these inputs is "embodied energy." The Canada Mortgage and I lousing Corporation estimates that for a standard house in Toronto with a 40-vear life, the total embodied energy is 2352 gigajoules.