Usage examples for personification

  1. Such a figure is called personification, and is in fact a modified metaphor, since it is based upon some resemblance of the lower to the higher. – Composition-Rhetoric by Stratton D. Brooks
  2. I am a personification of the dark side of humanity and the universe.... – Witchcraft of New England Explained by Modern Spiritualism by Allen Putnam
  3. " Ah, yes- a personification," he repeated with a freshness of interest, which he presently accounted for. – Questionable Shapes by William Dean Howells
  4. In fact, though one thus speaks of her as so potent a personification, she has of course never had any real existence. – Vanishing Roads and Other Essays by Richard Le Gallienne
  5. Meeting her you swore she was the personification of wandering Asia. – The Adventures of Harry Richmond, Complete by George Meredith Last Updated: March 7, 2009
  6. Added to this is the uniform policy of courtesy to salesmen, which has been stated by the company in its precise fashion: " We have held, as far as within our power, the precept of which our late head, Isidor Straus, was a living personification- that business may be conducted between merchants who are gentlemen, in a manner profitable to both." – The Romance of a Great Store by Edward Hungerford
  7. Two distinctly opposite views are held, the one seeing in the story the personification of the forces of nature, the other, scouting the possibility of a mythological interpretation, seeks a purely human origin for the tale, namely, a quarrel among relatives for the possession of treasure. – The Nibelungenlied by Unknown
  8. But it is just the personification of thinking that brings to pass those innumerable errors. – The Ego and His Own by Max Stirner
  9. Yes, said Father Payne, and most ordinary religious belief is simply an imaginative personification: but that is a childish affair, not a reasonable affair: and that is why most religious teachers praise what they call a childlike faith, but what is really a childish faith. – Father Payne by Arthur Christopher Benson
  10. " Does it occur to you that he will object very strenuously to seeing the personification of 'that gloomy business' sitting at your hearth- stone? – At the Mercy of Tiberius by August Evans Wilson
  11. Suddenly Lucien sat down and let his head fall upon his arms thrown out across the table, a personification of despair which might take the heart out of any observer. – The Light That Lures by Percy Brebner
  12. The good qualities of their neighbors are seen through the large end of a telescope, appearing very small and a long way off, while their own are magnified until they at last look upon themselves as being the personification of all that is good and holy, and it is very amusing to study such a one, to watch her manner of addressing others. – Bohemian Society by Lydia Leavitt
  13. In a word, they supplied the very setting which manhood should have; and since Anthony, sitting there at his meat, was the personification of virility, they served, as all true settings should, by self- effacement to magnify their treasure. – Anthony Lyveden by Dornford Yates
  14. We, one and all, became the personification of delight. – Papers from Overlook-House by Casper Almore
  15. The idea of personification applies to the concord of gender. – The English Language by Robert Gordon Latham
  16. This new personification of hypocrisy gives occasion to some of the author's most satirical touches as he describes his principles and practice. – A Short History of French Literature by George Saintsbury
  17. The people appear to find in them the personification of all aspirations toward the elegant and the ideal. – Worldly Ways and Byways by Eliot Gregory