As large as a Shetland pony, with hideous head and frightful fangs, he was indeed an awesome spectacle, as he crept after me on his ten short, muscular legs; but to me he was the embodiment
of love and loyalty.
The man before him was the embodiment
of physical perfection and giant strength; yet it was not upon these he depended in his battle with the great cat, for mighty as were his muscles, they were as nothing by comparison with Numa's.
As I turned, romance, adventure, and discovery in the abstract took wing before the terrible embodiment
of all three in concrete form that I beheld advancing upon me.
When Numa saw Tarzan, fat and sleek, perched in the tree he became suddenly the embodiment
of frightful rage.
You are merely the embodiment
of two imperfect things--an imperfect brain and an imperfect body.
Again the apartment seemed to become the embodiment
A moment later--it may have been an hour--the moon sailed into a patch of unclouded sky and the hunted man saw that visible embodiment
of Law lift an arm and point significantly toward and beyond him.
Aunt Peace was brought down and set in the chair of state at table, for she never failed to join the family on this day, and sat smiling at them all, "like an embodiment
of Peace on earth," Uncle Alec said, as he took his place beside her, while Uncle Mac supported Aunt Plenty at the other end.
A woman, in monkish precepts, had been the embodiment
and concentration of what was dangerous and evil--a focus whence spread all that was to be dreaded and avoided.
There was an aspen in the orchard, the very embodiment
of youth and spring in its litheness and symmetry.
What is the author's attitude toward Nature--(1) does he view Nature in a purely objective way, as a mass of material things, a series of material phenomena or a mere embodiment
of sensuous beauty; or (2) is there symbolism or mysticism in his attitude, that is--does he view Nature with awe as a spiritual power; or (3) is he thoroughly subjective, reading his own moods into Nature or using Nature chiefly for the expression of his moods?
Or sometimes I watched a pair of hen-hawks circling high in the sky, alternately soaring and descending, approaching, and leaving one another, as if they were the embodiment
of my own thoughts.