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  • verb Present participle of embody.


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  • The term embodying the concept of form A reappeared in J.F. Herbart's aesthetics and especially in the writings of his disciple,

    Dictionary of the History of Ideas W. TATARKIEWICZ 1968

  • The Universe literally means one ultimate whole, though that whole may be compounded of many parts, the very essence of the term embodying the idea of a complete unity which runs throughout its whole physical structure.

    Aether and Gravitation William George Hooper

  • This can be done not to satisfy the fancypants vanity of the overeducated instructor but to enhance every individual reader's ability to have a fully satisfying reading experience, an experience that includes but goes beyond extracting "meaning" and allows the reader to reconstruct the aesthetic strategies the author employed in embodying meaning, and in some cases to perceive effects of both manner and meaning of which the author him/herself was not necessarily aware.

    Literary Study 2009

  • The casting decisions made by Scott and the performances of those chosen actors are crucial in embodying on-screen fascism and antifascism, Jewishness and Americanness, masculinity and femininity.

    Caught in the Crossfire: Adrian Scott and the Politics of Americanism in 1940s Hollywood 2007

  • The sound of the refrain being thus determined, it became necessary to select a word embodying this sound, and at the same time in the fullest possible keeping with that melancholy which I had predetermined as the tone of the poem.

    The Philosophy of Composition 1914

  • The method of treatment applied by Propaganda to an ordinary case may be described as follows: A letter addressed to the congregation is opened by the cardinal prefect who annotates it with some terse official formula in Latin, embodying his first instructions (e.g. that a prÈcis of the antecedent correspondence relating to this matter is to be made).

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 12: Philip II-Reuss 1840-1916 1913

  • So all three of these great teachers of the Church are represented in this text, to which each of them might seem to have contributed a word embodying his characteristic type of doctrine.

    Expositions of Holy Scripture Second Corinthians, Galatians, and Philippians Chapters I to End. Colossians, Thessalonians, and First Timothy. Alexander Maclaren 1868

  • Judge McLean of the Supreme Court delivered an opinion which is often referred to as embodying the doctrine upon which the

    Twenty Years of Congress, Volume 2 (of 2) From Lincoln to Garfield, with a Review of the Events Which Led to the Political Revolution of 1860 James Gillespie Blaine 1861

  • "Then burst his mighty heart," priority is given to a word embodying both predicate and copula.

    The Philosophy of Style Herbert Spencer 1861

  • Spiritualists now say "passed away to a higher life," a phrase embodying a theory which, to say the least, is "not proven"

    Arabian nights. English Anonymous 1855


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