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  • n. Plural form of personification.


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  • Hereupon the three novitiate spirits questioned the two angelic spirits concerning heaven; and as two of the three novitiates were youths, and there darted from their eyes as it were a sparkling fire of lust for the sex, the angelic spirit said, "Possibly you have seen some females;" and they replied in the affirmative; and as they made inquiry respecting heaven, the angelic spirits gave them the following information: "In heaven there is every variety of magnificent and splendid objects, and such things as the eye had never seen; there are also virgins and young men; virgins of such beauty that they may be called personifications of beauty, and young men of such morality that they may be called personifications of morality; moreover the beauty of the virgins and the morality of the young men correspond to each other, as forms mutually suited to each other."

    The Delights of Wisdom Pertaining to Conjugial Love

  • There was lately an old canon at Cologne who made a collection of small wax models of characteristic figures, such as personifications of

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  • The point of his analysis is not an abstract metaphysical one divorced from the analysis of a specific social situation: Marx is not trying to claim, for example, that humans are inexorably driven by economic forces, or that people in all contexts could be equally appropriately described as the "personifications" of things.

  • The most poignant of the personifications are the princess played by María Casares (the daughter of a president of the Spanish Republic whose screen career was almost entirely in projects written and / or directed by Cocteau, including playing Nathalie in "

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  • "personifications" of the commodities whose properties they attempt to represent in the act of exchange.

  • (Adam is a Type of Christ); prophecies are predictions (the Messiah will be born of a virgin); and allegories are poetic comparisons, not limited to strict personifications (Holy Wisdom is a gracious woman).

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  • Countries that don't believe in Santa Claus will just have to look to their own seasonal folkloric anthropomorphic personifications for help.

    Archive 2009-09-01

  • Her bold comparisons and personifications may explain nothing, but they bring us thrillingly close to her sense of awe.

    Poem of the week: What mystery pervades a well! by Emily Dickinson

  • This scrap is full of personifications, and if Joy is one of the party I am determined she shall be a lady, and if so I am as fully determined, to have her hand white if I have it at all.

    Letter 226

  • The podcast wraps up with a look at some favorite personifications of Satan on screen: The Devil Rides Out, Bedazzled with Peter Cook, and The Devil and Daniel Webster with Walter Huston:

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