Definition of incarnation
1a (1) : the embodiment of a deity or spirit in some earthly form (2) capitalized : the union of divinity with humanity in Jesus Christb : a concrete or actual form of a quality or concept; especially : a person showing a trait or typical character to a marked degree she is the incarnation of goodness
3 : a particular physical form or state : version in another incarnation he might be a first vice-president — Walter Teller TV and movie incarnations of the story
Examples of incarnation in a Sentence
the doctrine of the Incarnation
she is the very incarnation of grace and tactfulness
Recent Examples of incarnation from the Web
Expertly textured, without the added sweetness that makes so many brioche pretenders just shy of Hawaiian bread, this incarnation of the Normandy classic would make any Francophile happy. 16.
The legislation went through several incarnations before landing on the governor's desk Saturday.
Its current home, a gracious building with tall columns and classical statuary, which opened in 1898 after two previous incarnations burned down, is far smaller than the monumental Palais Garnier, where the Paris Opéra holds court.
Indeed, after last night the president retained his record as having the worst performance of any congressional or presidential candidate in GA-06 (in its current, North Atlanta incarnation) ever.
These included Girl's Tyme, Something Fresh, Cliché, the Dolls and Destiny Southern rock flagship’s earliest incarnations were known as My Backyard, The Noble Five and One Percent.
Its current home, a gracious building with tall columns and classical statuary, which opened in 1898 after two previous incarnations burned down, is far smaller than the monumental Palais Garnier, where the Paris Opera holds court.
For its third festival incarnation, WoW is heading south.
The bright colors, the female gaze of director Patty Jenkins' lens, and the slight nuances which nodded to the superhero’s origins and various incarnations all made for an entertaining watch.
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INCARNATION Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of incarnation for English Language Learners
: one of a series of lives that a person is believed to have had in the past in some religions
: a person who represents a quality or idea
the Incarnation in the Christian religion : the belief in Jesus Christ as both God and a human being
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