The story of their gallantry came to epitomize a spirit of courage, duty and self-sacrifice.
Curs'd be that wretch (Death's factor sure) who brought Dire swords into the peaceful world, and taught Smiths (who before could only make The spade, the plough-share, and the rake) Arts, in most cruel wise Man's left to epitomize!Abraham Cowley
L'Oreal's slogan 'because you're worth it' has come to epitomize banal narcissism of early 21st century capitalism; easy indulgence and effortless self-love all available at a flick of the credit card.Geoff Mulgan in: Because you're worth it, The Guardian, 12 June 2006
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