Examples of personify in a Sentence
The ancient Greeks personified the forces of nature as gods and goddesses.
Justice is personified as a woman with her eyes covered.
Recent Examples of personify from the Web
Created in 2009, the award recognizes the SWO who best personifies the ideals of the surface warrior ethos through excellence in warfighting, leadership and mission accomplishment.
The new wave was personified by the German-American architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, whose steel-and-glass high-rises at 860-880 N. Lake Shore Drive had won wide acclaim when they were completed five years earlier.
They’re trying to make objects that somehow personify a future experience.
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First Known Use of personify
PERSONIFY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of personify for English Language Learners
: to have a lot of (a particular quality) : to be the perfect example of a person who has (a quality)
: to think of or represent (a thing or idea) as a person or as having human qualities or powers
PERSONIFY Defined for Kids
Definition of personify for Students
: to think of or represent as a person The hero is bravery personified.
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