Latina's Loss in Va. Epitomizes Mortgage Crisis
(By Brigid Schulte, The Washington Post)
The loss of an epitome of Chinese writer and translator: George Kao
The beginning of the end of Wall Street's heyday is felt even in the halls of the white-shoe firm Goldman Sachs, which, among its Wall Street peers, epitomized and defined a high-risk, high-return culture.
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Of or being a long-established business known for reputable service and a wealthy clientele: “took a job at … [a] pronouncedly white-shoe investment-banking firm” (Connie Bruck).
━━ n. 典型; 代表的なもの; 縮図; 摘要.
e・pit・o・mize ━━ vt. 要約する; （…の特徴を）集約する.
the epitome of sth the typical or highest example of a stated quality, as shown by a particular person or thing:
Even now in her sixties, she is the epitome of French elegance.
epitomize, UK USUALLY epitomise
to be a perfect example of a quality or type of thing:
With little equipment and unsuitable footwear, she epitomizes the inexperienced and unprepared mountain walker.
(from Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary)