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1‘he was the epitome of conservative respectability’
personification, embodiment, incarnation, paragon
essence, quintessence, archetype, paradigm, typification, type
exemplar, definitive example, prototype
representation, model, soul, example, byword, classic case, classic example
acme, ultimate, zenith, height
2‘an epitome of a larger work’
summary, abstract, synopsis, precis, résumé, outline, digest, recapitulation, summation, compendium, potted version
abridgement, abbreviation, condensation
North American wrap-up
archaic argument, summa
complete version, full text
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