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personification

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishpersonificationper‧son‧i‧fi‧ca‧tion /pəˌsɒnɪfɪˈkeɪʃən $ pərˌsɑː-/ noun 🔊 🔊 1 the personification of something2 [countable, uncountable]SIGN/SYMBOL the representation of a thing or a quality as a person, in literature or artpersonification of 🔊 the personification of rivers in fifth-century art
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personificationThe arch spandrels are decorated by figures of winged victory and personifications of rivers.Political integrity assumes a particularly deep personification of the community or state.Hera becomes an impartial, giving and destroying, personification of nature at its most hidden.But I must be clearer what kind of personification this is.the poem's personification of the moonMait had trained him to be the personification of Death, his own private Baron Samedi.Its hooting was thought to presage death, for owls were the personification of restless spirits returning to earth to seek revenge.He is, you will also have gathered, the very personification of an arts education commercial.We find other and even more important examples of working personification in the logic of individual political rights against the state.
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