Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: personification
IPA transcription: [pɚs,ɑnəfək'eɪʃən]
noun meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: personification
    Meaning: a person who represents an abstract quality; "she is the personification of optimism"
Usage examples
  • There is at first no personification in these expressions.
  • Later on we shall see that a passing stranger is often taken for a deity or the personification of some natural power.
  • "Although in letters," he said, "I may have none to compare with me, yet in my personification of the 'superior man' I have not as yet been successful."
  • Napoleon is the Mahomet of the West, and is worshipped by his commonplace but ambitions followers, not only as a leader and lawgiver, but also as the personification of equality."
  • The descent is, indeed, almost imperceptible which leads to the personification of the wind as God, which merges this manifestation of life and power in one with its unseen, unknown cause.