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noun as in human characteristics

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In the historical scheme of things, Nidhogg was possibly the personification of the ever-present evil or chaotic force that seemed to affect and influence humans.

Essentially, Eriu serves as the modern personification of Ireland.

There may or may not be a Ouija board on the sideline to explain the team’s seeming allergy to ordinary outcomes, and every Friars game has somehow felt like the personification of Friar Dom’s sitting face.

If anything, Sebastian seemed to be the personification of anxiety — an obsessive thought circling the mind on a loop.

With “no-good dirty Commies” decommissioned since the 1990s, screenwriters and studio executives tried their best to find convincing personifications of pure evil that would not perpetuate noxious stereotypes or hoary cliches.

Blues with a country beat, the fusion of black and white, had found its personification in Elvis.

Throughout Fault in Our Stars, Gus is the personification of strength and confidence.

In 1968, Ted Nugent was a lightning rod, a personification of transformational freedom.

Quell is a feral creature; a personification of the Freudian id.

Loud, overbearing, and unseemly, he is the very personification of the human id in a mock turtleneck and gold chain.

Chaucer probably found this name precisely where he found his personification of Pity, viz.

I had at first thought it might be "rumorous eyes;" but the personification would then be wanting.

Cyrano, who put to flight one hundred men, could not be expected to fear a person, much less a personification.

Then she moved away to the music, an exquisite figure, the personification of all that was alluring in her sex.

While some are held up as models of virtue, others may be regarded as the very personification of evil.


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On this page you'll find 23 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to personification, such as: role, and prosopopeia.

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