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Anna Karenina
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  • One of the members going down—a lean official with a portfolio—stood out of his way and looked disapprovingly at the legs of the stranger, then glanced inquiringly at Oblonsky.
  • On reaching the offices of the board, Stepan Arkadyevitch, escorted by a deferential porter with a portfolio, went into his little private room, put on his uniform, and went into the boardroom.

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  • She tried to pull the portfolio away, but he pushed her back.
  • In the letter he enclosed three of Vronsky’s notes to Anna, which were in the portfolio he had taken away.
  • "Idiotic woman!" he said to himself, sat down to the table, and, opening a portfolio, he set to work at once with peculiar fervor at a sketch he had begun.
  • Left alone, after putting his manuscripts together in the new portfolio bought by her, he washed his hands at the new washstand with the elegant fittings, that had all made their appearance with her.
  • Moving into the middle of the table a portfolio of papers, with a scarcely perceptible smile of self-satisfaction, he took a pencil from a rack and plunged into the perusal of a complex report relating to the present complication.
  • "They’re not here," she said, shutting the drawer; but from that action he saw he had guessed right, and roughly pushing away her hand, he quickly snatched a portfolio in which he knew she used to put her most important papers.
  • I have to speak to you," he said, putting the portfolio under his arm, and squeezing it so tightly with his elbow that his shoulder stood up.

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as in: a leather portfolio Define
a large, flat, thin case for carrying papers, drawings, etc.
as in: showed her creative portfolio Define
a set of pieces of creative work collected as an example of work
as in: investment portfolio Define
all the investments held by an individual or organization
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