the living image of

the living image of (someone or something)

1. One who looks exactly like someone else. Wow, you are just the living image of your mother! I was about to call you by her name.
2. Someone or something that represents or is the embodiment of something. Nanotechnology has advanced far more rapidly than any could have predicted, and she is the living image of this growing field. Working-class citizens are continuing to reject the current political establishment for being out of touch with ordinary people's lives, and this election result is the living image of that defiance.
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the living image of

an exact copy or likeness of.
See also: image, living, of
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With regard to the priest's configuration to Christ, bridegroom of the Church, Pastores dabo vobis states, "The priest is called to be the living image of Jesus Christ, the spouse of the Church.