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  • She portrayed a struggling artist in the movie.
  • I’m mesmerized by her ability to hypnotize an entire audience with such powerfully portrayed words.
    Colleen Hoover  --  Slammed
  • Light-sensitive underground frogmen, often portrayed in bad green-rubber costumes.
    Neal Shusterman  --  Unwind
  • It’s not a thrilling tale of adventure or the kind of fairy-tale romance portrayed in movies, but it felt like divine intervention.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Longest Ride

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  • Natalie’s mother didn’t mind that Natalie was portraying Mary, mother of Jesus, in the Christmas pageant.
    Judy Blume  --  In the Unlikely Event
  • But your legends portray me as a damsel who waited in a tower with a magic necklace that would help the heroic prince.
    Sarah J. Maas  --  Throne of Glass
  • Men who wrote about the Great Fire generally portrayed women as passive and helpless, waiting for their husbands, brothers, or some other man to save them.
    Jim Murphy  --  The Great Fire
  • Nazi propaganda portrayed the events of that night as a spontaneous demonstration against Jews as retaliation for the killing of a German diplomat in Paris by a young Jew named Herschel Grynszpan.
    Leon Leyson  --  The Boy on the Wooden Box
  • On how you portray his father in the courtroom if you go to trial.
    Scott Pratt  --  An Innocent Client
  • It’s an ending that continues to elude some of the individuals portrayed in the story.
    Joshua Davis  --  Spare Parts

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  • For within these confessions it will be discovered that we really have no acquaintance with true evil; the evil portrayed in most novels and plays and movies is mediocre if not spurious, a shoddy concoction generally made up of violence, fantasy, neurotic terror and melodrama.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • Piper thought about her dad’s most famous movie, King of Sparta, and how the Spartans were portrayed as invincible supermen.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Blood of Olympus
  • Hours passed as I viewed one after another, moved by the stories and lives portrayed.
    Bella Forrest  --  A Shade of Vampire
  • I could imagine him holed up and pacing all too clearly, trapped and prowling, relishing the drama of the predicament, a framed cop in a jail cell as portrayed by Farley Granger.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • So, on-screen, Gale can simply be portrayed as a fellow rebel.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Mockingjay
  • She won by very convincingly portraying herself as weak and helpless so that she would be ignored.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Catching Fire
  • It portrays death truthfully.
    John Green  --  The Fault in Our Stars
  • In Kabul, Najibullah changed tactics and tried to portray himself as a devout Muslim.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  A Thousand Splendid Suns
  • The British press called the HeLa hybrids an "assault on life," and portrayed Harris as a mad scientist.
    Rebecca Skloot  --  The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
  • When Chris visited with Kris Gillmer, he frequently railed against Walt and Billie, portraying them as unreasonable tyrants.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • She knows deep down how much importance I put on controlling the image I portray, while she doesn’t care if she’s suspended …. or expelled.
    Simone Elkeles  --  Perfect Chemistry
  • If National Geographic portrayed them as such, it was because National Geographic filmed during the day.
    Yann Martel  --  Life of Pi
  • The little boy had been portrayed well, but as for the rest…. the less said the better.
    Anne Frank  --  The Diary of a Young Girl
  • The way the narrators portray Egyptian magic is also supported by archaeological evidence.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Red Pyramid
  • The decaying fresco portrayed Jesus and His disciples at the moment that Jesus announced one of them would betray Him.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • RAGENEAU: Marry, ’twould puzzle even our grim painter Philippe de Champaigne to portray him!
    Edmond Rostand  --  Cyrano de Bergerac
  • As my finger tips trace line and curve, they discover the thought and emotion which the artist has portrayed.
    Helen Keller  --  Story of My Life
  • With the right rumors they can be portrayed as the most despicable monsters in Alagaesia-fiends who are waiting to seize your land and wealth.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eragon
  • The skeleton was carrying a tablet portraying the same pyramid and stars they had seen outside.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • I remember one where a little male child punched a bully, and that was portrayed as being the right thing to do.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  The Host
  • His mother had been portrayed not as a mother who simply adored her only son, but as an obscene child playing dirty games with whatever male was near—be it her father or her son.
    Toni Morrison  --  Song of Solomon
  • The HISPANIOLA, in that unbroken mirror, was exactly portrayed from the truck to the waterline, the Jolly Roger hanging from her peak.
    Robert Louis Stevenson  --  Treasure Island
  • They thought I had portrayed their business in an unfavorable light, which was true.
    Michael Pollan  --  The Omnivore’s Dilemma
  • Books portrayed them as oversize, dumpy creatures, but this long-necked animal had a gracefulness, almost a dignity, about its movements.
    Michael Crichton  --  Jurassic Park
  • Whatever quality of human greatness I have the talent to portray-that was the quality the outer world sought to degrade.
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • What a blow for those who have always portrayed Dum-bledore as the Muggle-borns’ greatest champion!
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
  • At last he realized that theywanted him to continue; they wanted to hear more about the cause and the future he had portrayed.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • His dulled senses wished him to swoon and he opposed them stubbornly, his mind portraying unknown dangers and mutilations if he should fall upon the field.
    Stephen Crane  --  The Red Badge of Courage
  • A chanting cherub adorned the cover of the sugar bucket, and attempts to portray Romeo and Juliet supplied kindling for some time.
    Louisa May Alcott  --  Little Women
  • Beyond and above spread an expanse of sky, dark blue as at twilight: rising into the sky was a woman’s shape to the bust, portrayed in tints as dusk and soft as I could combine.
    Charlotte Bronte  --  Jane Eyre
  • The highlight was going to be a special appearance by the woman who portrayed Mother Paula in the advertisements and TV spots.
    Carl Hiassen  --  Hoot
  • He was portrayed in matador costume with a magenta cape flung over his left arm.
    Frank Herbert  --  Dune
  • Rocinante was marvellously portrayed, so long and thin, so lank and lean, with so much backbone and so far gone in consumption, that he showed plainly with what judgment and propriety the name of Rocinante had been bestowed upon him.
    Miguel de Cervantes  --  Don Quixote
  • Erika Berger was portrayed as an incompetent media bimbo: A rumour is circulating that Millennium is on the verge of collapse in spite of the fact that the editor in chief is a feminist who wears mini-skirts and pouts her lips on TV.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • One of his minions had driven twenty-seven miles to get one, because the governor planned to throw his hat into the Democratic primary in 2008 and knew this was a perfect media moment during which he could portray compassion at its strongest.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Nineteen Minutes
  • Who could portray the effects of this light through these translucent sheets of water, the subtlety of its progressive shadings into the ocean’s upper and lower strata?
    Jules Verne  --  Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
  • At present she did not know her own poverty, for she had no lover to portray.
    Jane Austen  --  Northanger Abbey
  • People are portrayed precisely as they are.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie’s World
  • You could, I suppose, try being really, really earnest, portraying the characters as very serious and sober, making them noble by virtue of their goodness.
    Thomas C. Foster  --  How to Read Literature Like a Professor
  • Romance, on the other hand, dilates upon their piety and heroism, and portrays, in her most glowing and impassioned hues, their virtue and magnanimity, the imperishable honor they acquired for themselves, and the great services they rendered to Christianity.
    Kurt Vonnegut  --  Slaughterhouse-Five
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