What does the word embody mean?

Usage examples for embody

  1. They were no mere dreamers, helpless visionaries, with ideas they had no notion how to embody. – The Romance of Zion Chapel [3d ed.] by Richard Le Gallienne
  2. She had not, indeed, written it with any view to publication, but from an almost resistless impulse to embody the ideas and impressions with which her heart and mind were then full. – Thaddeus of Warsaw by Jane Porter
  3. The picture of a man giving up all he thought worth having, driven in misery by a force he could not resist to seek a remedy that he despaired of gaining- a remedy which, even if gained, would bring him nothing but fresh pain- this picture, over which Eugene was mourning in honest and perplexed friendship, never took form as a true presentment of himself to the man it was supposed to embody. – Father Stafford by Anthony Hope