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At its root, ‘epitome’ means to ‘cut short’ or ‘summarize’ and has been adapted to express a concise or fitting example of something. Due to the wide range of qualities or types of things this word can be used in relation to, it is common in both a social and professional context.
Jonathan is always impeccably dressed and well-presented. He is the epitome of the city gentleman.
I think the rude customer service operator I spoke to does epitomize that company’s attitude towards their customers.
Mary certainly likes to think of herself as the epitome of style and sophistication, but she is nothing of the sort.