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be (something) itself

To be the embodiment of a particular trait (stated between "be" and "itself"). My mom is just kindness itself—she's always willing to help anyone in need.
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be ˌpatience, ˌhonesty, simˌplicity, etc. itˈself

be an example of complete patience, etc: The manager of the hotel was courtesy itself.Programming the video is simplicity itself.
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This is itself a very strong argument against evolutionism from the Islamic point of view.
The fact that we can think independent of material things is itself sufficient proof of our immortality no matter what behaviorism says.
What The Use of the Means of Grace calls the ever-expanding "treasury of music" is itself a commentary on scripture worth considering.
All the text allows us to do is to examine the fruits of love--and perhaps to read them onto the body of the earth as much as the body of the beloved (creation is itself the fruit of love, but whose love?
The question is itself a response to the posters I periodically tack up around campus publicizing my English 378 course, "The Search for God.
As Christians, we know the Way to the Father (John 14:6), and returning to that way throughout the day is to refocus on God; the return is itself a prayer.
Although he reports conscientiously on what he calls "racial difference" in Europe, by which he means national characteristics - his shift in terminology is itself a significant indicator of a strategy of evasion - on only two occasions during his almost two years abroad does the Ex-Coloured Man have to face the issue of racial difference based on color: once when he sees his father and half-sister at the Opera in Paris, and again when a French friend questions him about lynchings in America (98-100).
What's more, like Lacan, I'm inclined to think that the idea of the world is itself in the final analysis a phantasy.
Now, life is a very different kind of phenomenon on the surface of the earth where we observe it from the inanimate world, and the idea that the relation between that Author of creation and creation is only at the point of the origin of the world and that the Big Bang was at the beginning and there is no other relation afterward, is itself quite a presumption which of course, Islam does not accept.
Meaning is not resident in texts, then, but is itself a process that emerges only when we act (as Levinas says, as we act for the other).
And even if I am a stoic, this is itself a choice, a decision.
Shift happens when the textual language "bends" in an acknowledgment of [black] "experience and value" that are not Western A critical language that does not acknowledge the bend or is itself inflexible and monolithic artificially submerges [the significance of this black "experience value"].
But organic unity is itself an unlikely (and unworthy) goal, based as it is in an imperial notion of institutional centrality.
Transcendence is assigned uniquely to otherworldliness; forgotten is the possibility that naturalism is itself a form of transcendence.