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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of epitomize.


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  • The cabin epitomized the new world in which they must thenceforth live and move.

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  • Theirs was a dilemma epitomized in arcane profundities: Can it be wrong to do the right thing or, conversely, right to do the wrong thing?

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  • But at the time -- and it's -- it kind of epitomized what many people believed was going on in the '60s.

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  • The whole game was kind of epitomized by that 5-on-3 Buffalo power play where we blocked four or five shots to help Marc with the game.

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  • "He kind of epitomized street basketball, the dunks and the spectacular plays," Korcek said. -

  • I think that kind of epitomized for people the sense of anger and disdain that McCain was displaying.

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  • Cleaver, the Leave It to Beaver mom, epitomized the 1950s stay-at-home mom, quietly serving her husband and children, with hobbies of needlepoint and arranging tea roses.

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  • Many white observers commented that slaves danced with bent knees and elbows, which according to the historian Peter Wood, was probably an expression of the West African belief that “straightened knees, hips, and elbows”—which characterized European styles of dance—epitomized death and rigidity, “while flexed joints embodied energy and life.”

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  • Even as firebrand preachers like Tim LaHaye and Jerry Falwell led their flock in public displays of patriotism (epitomized by the Washington for Jesus rally of April, 1980) and a rhetoric of condemnation (targeting Muslims abroad, gays and feminists at home, and a brainy Democratic president they thought un-Christian), evangelical powerbrokers helped party brass forge a comprehensive platform of supply-side economics and family values — pillars of creative conservatism.

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  • "Few people have epitomized all the positives of team sports more than Jerry Sloan," NBA Commissioner David Stern said in a statement.



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