What does the word incarnation mean?

Usage examples for incarnation

  1. In early Christianity this heaven was considered to be, as it really is, a stage in the progress of the soul, re- incarnation in one form or another, the pre- existence of the soul, being then very generally taught. – Esoteric Christianity, or The Lesser Mysteries by Annie Besant
  2. Diana, staring down from her box at that exquisite, breathing incarnation of grace on the stage below, felt that she hated Adrienne. – The Splendid Folly by Margaret Pedler
  3. And so we begin to see the name through some personal stereotype, to read into it, finally to see in it the incarnation of some human quality. – Public Opinion by Walter Lippmann