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Quotes of personification

  1. The priest is the personification of falsehood. – Giuseppe Garibaldi
  2. I was a little bit wary of playing Nicholas. In the script, which I think is true of the novel and the film, he's the only character not singing and dancing in a musical style. Playing someone who is the personification of good is a little difficult. – Charlie Hunnam
  3. We had better dispense with the personification of evil, because it leads, all too easily, to the most dangerous kind of war: religious war. – Konrad Lorenz
  4. Group personification obscures, rather than illuminates, important political questions. – Tom G. Palmer
  5. Science knows no country, because knowledge belongs to humanity, and is the torch which illuminates the world. Science is the highest personification of the nation because that nation will remain the first which carries the furthest the works of thought and intelligence. – Louis Pasteur
  6. It would be curious to discover who it is to whom one writes in a diary. Possibly to some mysterious personification of one's own identity. – Beatrice Webb

Usage examples for personification

  1. The idea of personification applies to the concord of gender. – The English Language by Robert Gordon Latham
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. Why, they are the very spirit and personification of comedy and fun! – The Rainbow Book Tales of Fun & Fancy by Mabel Henriette Spielmann
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. She was very beautiful, at least so the schoolmaster thought; perhaps she was the personification of the morning, perhaps she was a wood- nymph- it did not matter much; he felt, in his excitement and exhaustion, that her beauty and grace were not real, but only an hallucination of moving sun and shade. – A Dozen Ways Of Love by Lily Dougall
  12. 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
  13. I am a personification of the dark side of humanity and the universe.... – Witchcraft of New England Explained by Modern Spiritualism by Allen Putnam
  14. She is hardly to be recognised as the same being who only a very few months ago looked the personification of happiness. – The Idler in France by Marguerite Gardiner
  15. 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
  16. " Ah, yes- a personification he repeated with a freshness of interest, which he presently accounted for. – Questionable Shapes by William Dean Howells
  17. But it is just the personification of thinking that brings to pass those innumerable errors. – The Ego and His Own by Max Stirner
  18. " 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
  19. 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
  20. We, one and all, became the personification of delight. – Papers from Overlook-House by Casper Almore

Rhymes for personification