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Definitions of incarnation

  1. a new personification of a familiar idea; " the embodiment of hope"; " the incarnation of evil"; " the very avatar of cunning"
  2. time passed in a particular bodily form; " he believes that his life will be better in his next incarnation"
  3. the act of attributing human characteristics to abstract ideas etc.
  4. the Christian doctrine of the union of God and man in the person of Jesus Christ
  5. ( Christianity) the Christian doctrine of the union of God and man in the person of Jesus Christ
  6. The act of clothing with flesh, or the state of being so clothed; the act of taking, or being manifested in, a human body and nature.
  7. The union of the second person of the Godhead with manhood in Christ.
  8. An incarnate form; a personification; a manifestation; a reduction to apparent from; a striking exemplification in person or act.
  9. A rosy or red color; flesh color; carnation.
  10. The process of healing wounds and filling the part with new flesh; granulation.
  11. The act of clothing with or of assuming flesh; embodiment in human form; an actual form representing a principle, ideal, etc.; the taking upon himself of human nature by the Son of God.
  12. Granulation; ovular development.
  13. Act of embodying in flesh: act of taking a human body and the nature of a man: an incarnate form: manifestation: ( surg.) the process of healing, or forming new flesh.
  14. Act of embodying in flesh, or taking a human body.
  15. The act of becoming incarnate; the assumption of human nature by Jesus Christ.
  16. The act of incarnating; the assumption of a human body and the nature and state of a human being; exhibition in human form or embodiment; the process of healing wounds, and filling the part with new flesh.
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Usage examples for incarnation

  1. And as for the Incarnation- well, well! – Lord of the World by Robert Hugh Benson
  2. " Your childhood will never be over," returned Kenneth; " I think you are the incarnation of youth, and always will be." – Patty's Suitors by Carolyn Wells
  3. He turned and looked at her, sitting in a graceful attitude, the incarnation of a most refined and nineteenth- century misfortune. – The Sowers by Henry Seton Merriman
  4. In St. John, as in mystical theology generally, the Incarnation, rather than the Cross, is the central fact of Christianity. – Christian Mysticism by William Ralph Inge
  5. It is unlikely for one of us to see the other again in this incarnation. – Siddhartha by Herman Hesse
  6. Through the mystery of Thy holy incarnation, O Lord, deliver us. – General Catholic Devotions by Bonaventure Hammer
  7. And they believe well it, the Incarnation, and that full perfectly, but they know not the manner, how he suffered his passion and death for us. – The-Travels-of-Sir-John-Mandeville by Mandeville, John, Sir
  8. In carrying out this conception in the following myth, they have, however, rather exhibited an incarnation of the power of Evil than of the genius of Benevolence. – The Myth of Hiawatha, and Other Oral Legends, Mythologic and Allegoric, of the North American Indians by Henry R. Schoolcraft
  9. He moved among his men, the incarnation of gentleness and truth. – The Redemption of David Corson by Charles Frederic Goss
  10. She seemed the incarnation of a caressing smile. – The Flirt by Booth Tarkington
  11. The Saint ordered back to the monastery of the Incarnation. – The Life of St. Teresa of Jesus by Teresa of Avila
  12. He assured me he found no more difficulty in accepting this legend than we did in accepting the story of our Saviour's incarnation. – Lotus Buds by Amy Carmichael
  13. The Duke, as we have seen, is an incarnation of Shakespeare himself, and, indeed, the finest incarnation we have of his temperament. – The Man Shakespeare by Frank Harris
  14. The Bird being an incarnation of the Bird- Life, may not the Christian be a spiritual incarnation of the Christ- Life? – Natural Law in the Spiritual World by Henry Drummond
  15. Here is the incarnation. – The Higher Powers of Mind and Spirit by Ralph Waldo Trine
  16. For the moment he was not a man: he was just the incarnation of an idea. – The World Peril of 1910 by George Griffith
  17. The woman who for him was the sole and only incarnation of the whole race of womankind throughout the ages rose before his mental sight with a surprising clearness; every hair of his body stood on end in an agonizing spasm of desire, and he dug his nails into the palms of his hands. – The Aspirations of Jean Servien by Anatole France
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