Sally is the personification of optimism.
Tom's grandfather was the very personification of British pluck and diplomacy.
Note: refers to a person whose role is to serve as an example of some trait or situation
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1
NOTE: refers to a human form (not a real person) that represents a non-visual abstraction
The design of the franc shows Marianne, who is the personification of the French Republic.
This figure of a strong young woman is the personification of Liberty.
The figures in the foreground of the painting are the personifications of the seven deadly sins.
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2
NOTE: refers to an agent's creation of a humanized manifestation of a non-visual abstraction.
NOTE: Senses 1 and 2 do not imply the role of an agent, as does Sense 3
What does the poet intend with his personification of the dawn?
The writer's personification of the young drifter as Death was too obvious a ploy for the critics.
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 3