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personify

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishpersonifyper‧son‧i‧fy /pəˈsɒnɪfaɪ $ pərˈsɑː-/ verb (personified, personifying, personifies) [transitive] 🔊 🔊 1 TYPICALto have a lot of a particular quality or be a typical example of something 🔊 Carter personifies the values of self-reliance and hard work.kindness/generosity etc personified 🔊 Bertha was kindness personified.2 SIGN/SYMBOLto think of or represent a quality or thing as a personpersonify something as somebody 🔊 Time is often personified as an old man.→ See Verb table
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personifyBertha will be remembered as kindness personified.She was never separated from the actual earth and personified.The child of a black white mating, safe from both cystic fibrosis and sickle-cell disease, is hybrid vigour personified.The new year is sometimes personified as a baby.To the school children, kindness and beauty were personified by their teacher Miss Appleby.The missing link personified is perhaps Zenabou's daughter Salamatu.Can I really mean to personify the community in this vivid way?And Ariadne herself personifies the passively courageous, endlessly resourceful, and lovingly restorative element in every psyche.The little boy seemed to personify the poverty and famine of his country.The moon and the star are personified, the skyscraper is a human skeleton with bones and ribs.
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Verb table
personify
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theypersonify
he, she, itpersonifies
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theypersonified
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave personified
he, she, ithas personified
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad personified
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill personify
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have personified
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam personifying
he, she, itis personifying
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you, we, theyare personifying
Past
I, he, she, itwas personifying
you, we, theywere personifying
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been personifying
he, she, ithas been personifying
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been personifying
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be personifying
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been personifying
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