conductor of genius

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VicNicSor

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parallel
a. : something equal or similar in all essential details : counterpart
conductor of such genius that he has no exact parallel in reality — Marcia Davenport
(Webster's Third New International Dictionary of the English Language)

"Genius" is (an) ability here, not a person.
"Conductor" (and also "he" in the sentence) is the person that has this ability

Am I right?:)

Thanks
 
  • owlman5

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    You are right. "Genius" refers to a rare ability. "Conducter" and "he" both refer to the person who has that ability.
     

    owlman5

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    I'll make more exact what I had in mind:):
    "incarnation/embodiment/conductor of something, that he/she ......"
    I understand "a conductor of genius" to be the conductor of an orchestra who conducts that orchestra brilliantly. I don't think Davenport intends "conductor" to mean anything like "embodiment" or "incarnation".
     
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