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epitomize

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v epitomize embody the essential characteristics of or be a typical example of "The fugue typifies Bach's style of composition"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Epitomize To diminish, as by cutting off something; to curtail; as, to epitomize words.
    • Epitomize To make an epitome of; to shorten or abridge, as a writing or discourse; to reduce within a smaller space; as, to epitomize the works of Justin.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • epitomize To make an epitome of; shorten or abridge, as a writing or a discourse; reduce to an abstract or a summary the principal matters of; contract into a narrow compass.
    • epitomize To diminish, as by cutting off something; curtail; abbreviate.
    • epitomize To describe briefly or in abstract.
    • epitomize Synonyms To reduce, condense, summarize.
    • epitomize To make an epitome or abstract.
    • epitomize Also spelled epitomise.
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Usage

In literature:

As the Anglian poet says, he is 'soldier and sailor too,' in other words, he epitomizes the army and navy.
"Captain Jinks, Hero" by Ernest Crosby
Epitomes of the Scriptures on a philosophical plan were introduced.
"History of Rationalism Embracing a Survey of the Present State of Protestant Theology" by John F. Hurst
Here is an epitome of a far-spreading incredulity about the Bible.
"Thoughts on religion at the front" by Neville Stuart Talbot
Hands and feet were the epitome of my physiology.
"Confessions of Boyhood" by John Albee
She epitomized for me the hundreds and hundreds of girls that were following after.
"The Fifth Wheel" by Olive Higgins Prouty
The epitome of this spot is a tin!
"Le Petit Nord" by Anne Elizabeth Caldwell (MacClanahan) Grenfell and Katie Spalding
A more gullible epitome of the human race does not exist.
"The Knickerbocker, or New-York Monthly Magazine, February 1844" by Various
L. Annaeus Florus, who perhaps lived under Trajan, wrote an epitome of Roman history.
"A Smaller History of Rome" by William Smith and Eugene Lawrence
It reminded him, he had said, of all his past sins in epitome.
"Phantom Wires" by Arthur Stringer
The old gray ruin on the back road to Monterey is an epitome of our history for a hundred years.
"Modern American Prose Selections" by Various
Even I, whom you consider an epitome of all that is stiff-necked and strait-laced, can see no harm in that.
"The Farringdons" by Ellen Thorneycroft Fowler
This epitome of a genius so marvellous and so varied took his audience by storm.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 4" by Various
What followed is too long a story to be told here, except in bare epitome.
"Historical Tales, Vol. 6 (of 15)" by Charles Morris
The special work is the momentary epitome of the artist's total meaning.
"The Enjoyment of Art" by Carleton Noyes
Indeed, his speech that day was an epitome of the sentiment and opinions which I had chosen to regard with the utmost abhorrence.
"The Message" by Alec John Dawson
The drum is the epitome of life.
"Melomaniacs" by James Huneker
Lawson's comment on Parson Simpson's service epitomizes two centuries of New England thinking.
"The American Mind" by Bliss Perry
Institutions rest upon ideas and beliefs, and these are epitomized in language.
"The Arena" by Various
These are the two questions which conclude and epitomize the last of your recent letters.
"The Intellectual Life" by =Philip Gilbert Hamerton
It is the epitome of every Christian virtue and of all religious truth.
"The Trial of Jesus from a Lawyer's Standpoint, Vol. II (of II)" by Walter M. Chandler
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In poetry:

One of the People! Born to be
Their curious Epitome;
To share, yet rise above
Their shifting hate and love.
"Abraham Lincoln: An Horatian Ode" by Richard Henry Stoddard
Our sacred hearths shall burn eternally
As vestal flames; the North-wind, he
Shall strike his frost-stretched wings, dissolve, and fly
This Etna in epitome.
"The Grasshopper" by Richard Lovelace
Then in the valley, where the brook went by,
Silvering the ledges that it rippled from,--
An isolated slip of fallen sky,
Epitomizing heaven in its sum,--
An iris bloomed--blue, as if, flower-disguised,
The gaze of Spring had there materialized.
"A Wild Iris" by Madison Julius Cawein
Then in the valley, where the brook went by,
Silvering the ledges that it rippled from,—
An isolated slip of fallen sky,
Epitomizing heaven in its sum,—
An iris bloomed—blue, as if, flower-disguised,
The gaze of Spring had there materialized.
"The Wild Iris" by Madison Julius Cawein

In news:

A wall installation can be seen as the epitome of this impermanence — it's a piece that occupies the space now, only to come down once the exhibition ends.
SONY PICTURES CLASSICS Chris Lighty, an influential music industry insider whose roster of artists epitomized the freewheeling '90s hip-hop lifestyle, has died.
Mike Shanahan's failures with Redskins epitomized in trust of John Beck, Rex Grossman.
As they have for much of the past decade, the San Antonio Spurs continue to epitomize well-coached basketball.
Led Zeppelin epitomized testosterone-fueled rock & roll — heavy metal at its finest.
For many of the fans who saw him play, he epitomizes grace and excellence.
Commentary Tampa Bay Bucs Mark Barron epitomizes what head coach Greg.
The princess featured in Walt Disney classics are the epitome of fictional perfection.
Monogamous birds such as eagles and geese were long regarded as the epitome of fidelity and social monogamy, remaining together until one dies.
DJ E-V epitomizes the notion that hard work and dedication will lead to success.
Fashion photographer Richard Avedon shot Buchwald with Audrey Hepburn in 1959 at Maxim's in Paris, an image epitomizing his rapid rise as a newspaperman during the decade.
The tomb of Oscar Wilde, who epitomized sophisticated wit more than a century ago, has been renovated to prevent damage caused by lipstick stains from his ardent admirers, reports ABC.com.
Paul Robeson was the epitome of the 20th-century Renaissance man.
He epitomizes the cultured, once-again trendy brand of swinging pre-World War II Americana last championed by listeners of This American Life.
South Dakota calls itself "the land of infinite variety," and no place in the state better epitomizes this variousness than Vermillion .
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In science:

The dependence of such sums Sn with the number n of terms epitomizes the role of the broadness of probability distributions of xi ’s.
Broad distribution effects in sums of lognormal random variables
C 2 n, (1/ Yn)t increases with the sample size! Thus just as Y t This counterintuitive result epitomizes the paradoxical behaviour of some broad distributions.
Broad distribution effects in sums of lognormal random variables
III we epitomize the ideas about quantum to classical systems transition.
Cosmology and entanglement
Let us just epitomize a little more in detail the schemes that can have some interest in our discussion.
Cosmology and entanglement
The villages epitomize the soul of India. Rural India reflects the very essence of Indian culture and tradition.
Reaching the Unreached A Role of ICT in Sustainable Rural Development
These measurements epitomize the level of control that can now be achieved over molecular beams and set the stage for novel experiments to come.
Multiple packets of neutral molecules revolving for over a mile
However, nonlinear losses can force the system into a certain non-vacuum state (”pointer state” [2, 3]), and make it remain there despite possible perturbations (which was epitomized in a concept of ”protecting” quantum states [4–6]).
Nonlinear coherent loss for generating non-classical states
The unified magnetofluid approach, epitomized in (24) and (25), is a very powerful tool that leads us directly to the general vortical form of the plasma equations.
Generating vorticity and magnetic fields in plasmas in general relativity: spacetime curvature drive
All we want to show is that Bell type proofs actually can not do justice to the complexities involved in EPR experiments and therefore can not be used to draw conclusions about nonlocal effects as epitomized by instantaneous action at a distance.
A Local Mathematical Model for EPR-Experiments
Another very promising line of investigation is epitomized by the observations of Sgr A∗ which show that the black hole is a strikingly underluminous X-ray source with an apparent luminosity ∼ 10−8 LEdd and a radiative efficiency of ∼ 10−7c2 relative to the inferred mass accretion rate of ∼ 1022 g s−1 .
X-ray astronomy in the new Millenium. A Summary
Such examples epitomize what, traditionally, has distinguished fundamental physics from softer, “environmental” disciplines like history and biology.
Enlightenment, Knowledge, Ignorance, Temptation
The advent of modern technology, epitomized by the microarray, has led to the generation of very high-dimensional data pertaining to characteristics of a large number, M, of attributes, hereon called genes, associated with usually a small number, n, of units or sub jects.
Power-enhanced multiple decision functions controlling family-wise error and false discovery rates
Currently, many multiple hypotheses testing procedures, epitomized by the ˇSid´ak procedures for weak and strong FWER control and by the Benjamini–Hochberg (BH) procedure for FDR control, are based on the p-values of the individual tests and do not consider differences in the power traits of the individual tests.
Power-enhanced multiple decision functions controlling family-wise error and false discovery rates
This requirement epitomizes a ma jor change in the field of relativity research: At last, 80 years after Einstein formulated general relativity, experiment has become a ma jor driver for theoretical analyses.
Gravitational Radiation -- A New Window Onto the Universe
There is one significant difference between the typical reidentification process epitomized by (32) and (33): Namely, when a partial derivative is taken, say with respect to z as in (33), the resulting DIDACKS fit corresponds to matching point data for ∂ f /∂ z and not f itself.
Closed-form Dirichlet integral harmonic interpolation-fits for real n-dimensional and complex half-space: DIDACKS III
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