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  • v. Present participle of personify.

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Examples

  • The honorable senator from Connecticut (note the irony) is right up there with Hillary Clinton in personifying what’s wrong with our government.

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  • Maybe because I find the idea of personifying moral dilemmas compelling.

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  • From Plato to Jung, and from Jung to Hillman, there is a reversal of perspective about personifying, which is after all the process of giving body to a concept.

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  • Instead, Romney has come to be defined as personifying the very worst kind of business executive.

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  • "Singing and doing music the way I do," he explained, "is related to the idea of personifying a text of some sort, and looking for my idols in text personification ....

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  • We are back with the old ways of thinking, manifested by a tendency to generate persons from the material world simply by personifying what is happening in living matter.

    Rethinking Thinking

  • He sacrificed to Zeus the Soter “savior”—the same Greek word Christians would later use for Christ, to his ancestor Hercules, and to the local god personifying the Danube, who had allowed him safe passage across his waters.

    Alexander the Great

  • Whether working with wood or stone, cement or iron: why do humans insist on imposing their face on even the most unwieldy things in the world, why do they name dead matter after their own flesh, personifying it as parts of the body?

    Herta Müller - Nobel Lecture

  • Ibird these may hurt her a bit, think of it this way; when you try to squirk too much through a garden hose it recoils backwards the more you turn the hose up. 20 ga sometimes recoil harder because of this and that the guns are almost always lighter, personifying this.

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  • As I understand personifying a corporation makes it as ONE person.

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