Synonyms for incarnation

Grammar : Noun
Spell : in-kahr-ney-shuh n
Phonetic Transcription : ˌɪn kɑrˈneɪ ʃən

Définition of incarnation

Origin :
  • c.1300, "embodiment of God in the person of Christ," from Old French incarnacion (12c.), from Late Latin incarnationem (nominative incarnatio), "act of being made flesh" (used by Church writers especially of God in Christ), noun of action from past participle stem of Latin incarnare "to make flesh," from in- "in" (see in- (2)) + caro (genitive carnis) "flesh" (see carnage).
  • noun personification
  • noun matter
Example sentences :
  • We are told that this incarnation came in the fullness of time.
  • Extract from : « Understanding the Scriptures » by Francis McConnell
  • And because he was an incarnation he was, in his way, a tragedy.
  • Extract from : « Alarms and Discursions » by G. K. Chesterton
  • Seward is the incarnation of confusion, and of political faithlessness.
  • Extract from : « Diary from November 12, 1862, to October 18, 1863 » by Adam Gurowski
  • She was the incarnation of dignified and somewhat resentful surprise.
  • Extract from : « Fair Harbor » by Joseph Crosby Lincoln
  • The priest of the future disappeared in a Pope who was the incarnation of the past.
  • Extract from : « The Eternal City » by Hall Caine
  • Not quite to such an extent was he the incarnation of Scaramouche.
  • Extract from : « Scaramouche » by Rafael Sabatini
  • He was the incarnation of the most aristocratic section of the Anglican Church.
  • Extract from : « The Missionary » by George Griffith
  • She was what is called a graue Schwester; and of a truth she seemed the incarnation of grayness.
  • Extract from : « A Day's Ride » by Charles James Lever
  • An army is properly an incarnation of the fiend of destruction.
  • Extract from : « Masterpieces of Negro Eloquence » by Various
  • However, he plodded on doggedly, an incarnation of vengeance and hate.
  • Extract from : « The Trail of '98 » by Robert W. Service

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