[ US /ɪˈpɪtəˌmaɪz/ ]
  1. embody the essential characteristics of or be a typical example of
    The fugue typifies Bach's style of composition
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How To Use epitomize In A Sentence

  • At lunch, Monsieur Caïn and his wife, who epitomize the nouveau bourgeoisie, continue to berate their daughter for what they see as appalling manners and lack of respect.
  • The spirit of Andrew was epitomised in a story about him at the age of four.
  • A V-shaped skein passing overhead with a cacophony of honks floating down still epitomizes wildness and freedom for many people.
  • Admirably willing to raise his head above the parapet and defend his corner, the barrel-chested midfielder might even be said to epitomise Martin O'Neill's side.
  • They think she's corrupt and dishonest, and epitomises a system that is stacked against them. The Sun
  • For many it epitomised the callousness of leaders who for years have regarded power as a means of making money. Times, Sunday Times
  • They remained professional and epitomized the essential personal skills that attorneys also need to possess.
  • For almost half a century, Barth has continued to break new ground, and his work epitomizes the stylistic hallmarks of postmodernism.
  • Thaddeus epitomized a Spartan athlete of ancient times, as did his older brother, Dmitri.
  • The Papal States, as a "government of priests," epitomized to anticlericals all that was evil.
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