A master teacher invites his pupils to attend to objects that embody irresolvable tensions.
But who is Santa really, and does he embody “the spirit of the Holiday” of consumer Christmas?
Zuckerberg, or at least the narrow, shallow portrait painted of him in The Social Network, seems to embody that flimsy promise.
Without the tension between good and evil—and without protagonists to embody that moral polarity—a lesser show would go slack.
But beauty pageants, which seemed to embody both (Miss Universe is owned by Donald Trump), proved bigger than the president.
They embody conjectures of later copyists, or traditions which are without foundation.
Yet the English have contrived to embody all these in one word, and that word my name!'
Nor do the figures of this deity or supposed deity appear to embody throughout the same idea.
It seemed to me to embody the banquet there set before my mental appetite.
She seemed to embody the warmth and sanity of the new life for which he was to save Tony.