Body Parts: Corpus – 13 Words


a collection of writings

As a result, over time, the chats build up into a corpus of deep historical knowledge.New York Times (Mar 11, 2015)

a body of people associated together

Started in 1964 as a federal initiative, Job Corps was designed to help disadvantaged youth.The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates

the dead body of a human being

The corpse was encased in a transparent coffin, giving the crowds and television cameras a chance to view it.Washington Post (Apr 20, 2015)

affecting the body as opposed to the mind or spirit

Though 31 states have outlawed corporal punishment in schools, all 50 states allow parents to hit their children as a reasonable means of discipline.Washington Times (Oct 7, 2014)

characteristic of the body as opposed to the mind or spirit

They mean not just that physical reality helps us think, but that mental functioning depends on corporeal experience.Slate (Nov 24, 2014)

excessively fat

I had expected that Mr. Gatsby would be a florid and corpulent person in his middle years. The Great Gatsby

(nontechnical usage) a tiny piece of anything

Each of us is but a tiny corpuscle in the vast, throbbing corpus.Washington Post

possessing or existing in bodily form

As the tortoise proved, corporate evolution is a marathon, not a sprint.Forbes (Jun 4, 2015)

a business firm recognized by law as a single body

These companies, such as State Farm Mutual and Health Care Service Corporation are among the largest insurance companies in the nation.Time (Jun 3, 2015)

control of a state or organization by large interest groups

Once corporatism takes hold in a society, he says, people don’t adequately appreciate the contributions and the travails of individuals who create and innovate.New York Times (Aug 17, 2013)

make into a whole or make part of a whole

When we acquire new information, the brain automatically tries to incorporate it within existing information by forming associations.Scientific American (Jun 2, 2015)
habeas corpus

a writ ordering a prisoner to be brought before a judge

They are preparing to file suit to get a writ of habeas corpus on behalf of captive elephants, such as those used in circus performances.Nature (Apr 21, 2015)

a woman’s close-fitting foundation garment

She said her costume’s corset and voluminous skirt created an illusion, and she does not feel she is promoting an unhealthy body image.Los Angeles Times (Mar 2, 2015)

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