body forth

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Verb1.body forth - represent in bodily form; "He embodies all that is evil wrong with the system"; "The painting substantiates the feelings of the artist"
be - have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun); "John is rich"; "This is not a good answer"


1. The physical frame of a dead person or animal:
Slang: stiff.
2. A member of the human race:
3. A number of individuals making up or considered a unit:
4. A group of people organized for a particular purpose:
5. A number of persons who have come or been gathered together:
Informal: get-together.
6. The main part:
Anatomy: corpus.
7. A separate and distinct portion of matter:
8. A measurable whole:
phrasal verb
body forth
To represent (an abstraction, for example) in or as if in bodily form:
References in classic literature ?
No word, no expression could body forth the kind of relation in which she stood to me--my more than sister, since till death she was to be mine only.
And as I strive to body forth the tale Of all I suffer, all that thou hast done, Forth shall the dread voice roll, and bear along Shreds from my vitals torn for greater pain.
But from whatever cause, the tendency hardened into a ruling convention; thousands upon thousands of medieval manuscripts seem to declare that the world is a mirage of shadowy forms, or that it exists merely to body forth remote and highly surprising ideas.