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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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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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In these and many other ways the church embodies the image of God as a sign of hope and care in the community.
Like 124 in Beloved, the other place in Mama Day is a semiotic chora that embodies or represents the Mother/Other.
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Rather, the secular social theory of the civitas terrena embodies a mythos which, Milbank contends, is nothing less than another theology, one which imagines the priority of power and conflict over peace.
I like to think that Brandon embodies something that we're moving toward and that we will continue learning to understand, enjoy, and represent our genders and our desires, individually and collectively, in our art and in our lives.
Notice 98-43 provides that the NOD embodies the "determination" required under Sec.
This outlook embodies the expectation that the effects of continuing tightness in labor markets will be largely offset by technical adjustments shaving a couple tenths from the published CPI, healthy productivity growth, flat or declining import prices, and little pressure in commodity markets.
The music Marsh likes best embodies the opposite principle: it is more inward-looking, preoccupied with private problems, or just about having a great time.
Christians on campus and elsewhere have the calling to be a community that embodies the gospel message and lives its identity.
He embodies both these mechanisms at once--the product and the celebrity." Exploding the "popular" as a notion that bears any stable meaning, Crow, comparing Warhol's work to Koons's, notes that "there's an encyclopedic quality to the range of subcultural zones from which both artists have drawn, the sense of a varied and conflicted world being created, which maps the world we know in ways that make it just recognizable--but fascinating on account of that strangeness." Crow's is an older, more abiding view of the reciprocity of art and pop.
Nonetheless, the memorial to FDR fittingly embodies Bill Clinton's Orwellian pronouncement that the "era of big government is over." Enormous Carnelian granite blocks--31,239 of them--form a series of walls 12 feet high that constitute its chief architectural feature.
The latter embodies a radical and as yet unchallenged hypothesis about the relationship between the representatives of the text.
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In his latest book, Greil Marcus, one of the nation's preeminent critics of pop culture, deals with--among other things--a man whose life perfectly embodies the classic American success story.