Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.


There are two cities, embodying in their condition the two ideas.

Those words, embodying all that had been in his heart so long, were too much for George.

The one you seem to wish to write, embodying this new matter.

He was constantly drawn to them as embodying one, and that a deep, phase of his own experience.

They adopted a "bill of rights" embodying their ideal of a free government.

It is only as embodying this conception that Bruno attacked the Church.

Of these dialogues, the "Republic" is the most celebrated, embodying his ripest knowledge.

The large-hearted man regards them as embodying the same truths.

Bits of M. Gantier's talk came back to him, embodying that meaning.

It remains always, embodying a dead truth and giving it apparent life.


1540s, in reference to a soul or spirit invested with a physical form; of principles, ideas, etc., from 1660s; from en- (1) "in" + body. Related: Embodied; embodying.