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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR EPITOMIZE

"You epitomize it beautifully," said Mr. Caryll, with a reversion to his habitual manner.

They epitomize all the thought, passion, and poetry of a nation and of a period.

They epitomize the moral and intellectual life of the artist.

Doesn't that epitomize the contempt of the highlander for the lowlander?

But did he epitomize all science in his own person as Hippocrates did and Galen and Aristotle?

Perhaps the tendency of modern journalism is to epitomize too much.

And what a little thing thus to epitomize the whole hopeless standstill of their circumstances!

Remember that you are not merely to simulate nature; you are, by a process of compressing much in little, to epitomize it.

I extended one arm with a gesture intended to epitomize great majesty.

Those three items may be said to epitomize the history of Ireland under the Union—coercion, pauperization, deficient education.

WORD ORIGIN

1590s, "shorten, condense," from epitome + -ize. Meaning "typify, embody" is from 1620s. Related: Epitomized; epitomizing; epitomizes.

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