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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR EPITOME

"He does not love me and I do not deserve that he should," was her epitome of the situation.

Mrs. Delamere is doubtless an epitome of all the virtues, but I never heard of her.

His judgment was an epitome of the scientific insight of the ages which culminated then.

Talking, rightly considered, is the expression and epitome of life itself.

So, is the USA the epitome of the civilization of illiteracy?

A concentrated, but full and powerful, epitome of his labours was the consequence.

And he will from this epitome try to get a view of the real character of Nature.

This beer barrel is an epitome of all their conduct in their war with America.

To meet him and his family on trek is to glimpse an epitome of his life.

Is the land's epitome, or you may call it the lesser isle of Great Britain.

WORD ORIGIN

1520s, "an abstract; brief statement of the chief points of some writing," from Middle French épitomé (16c.), from Latin epitome "abridgment," from Greek epitome "abridgment," from epitemnein "cut short, abridge," from epi "into" (see epi-) + temnein "to cut" (see tome). Sense of "person or thing that typifies something" is first recorded c.1600.

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