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The book depicts the precariousness financial position of a working class, single mom.
  to portray (show or represent) something — usually with a picture or words
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  • The book depicts the precariousness financial position of a working class, single mom.
  • His painting depicts country life.
  • The walls were smooth stone, lined with tapestries that depicted various glorious scenes from Shadowhunter history.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Heavenly Fire
  • The depicted acts were crudely staged, but seemed actual enough, and the style of the photography, if this could be said, was documentary, almost clinical, as though the overexposed frames were meant for some textbook of human coitus.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  A Gesture Life

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  • At the edge of the maps the scrolled mantling depicts ferocious slipper-footed elephants, a white queen offering a necklace to natives who carry tusks and a conch, a Moorish king who stands amidst the power of books and armour.
    Michael Ondaatje  --  Running in the Family
  • Gods are almost always depicted as nude, because we are flawless beings.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Trials of Apollo
  • It seemed to depict a mound of spaghetti with numbered meatballs.
    Trenton Lee Stewart  --  The Mysterious Benedict Society
  • Crimson flags depicting gold wyverns flapped in the wind above the capital city, the cobblestone streets were cleared of traffic, and Celaena, unchained, dressed, painted, and seated in front of Chaol, frowned as the odor of the city met her nose.
    Sarah J. Maas  --  Throne of Glass
  • One (1) map, up to date and carefully drawn by master cartographers, depicting natural and man-made features.
    Norton Juster  --  The Phantom Tollbooth
  • Demeaning posters appeared in both Polish and German, depicting us as grotesque, filthy creatures, with large, crooked noses.
    Leon Leyson  --  The Boy on the Wooden Box

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  • The movie depicts their damaged relationship, how Lorenzo never felt loved by his father.
    Joshua Davis  --  Spare Parts
  • I went with black because it best depicts my mood today.
    Colleen Hoover  --  Hopeless
  • These stamps depicted local scenes and local things; there was one called "Arab Dhow."
    V.S. Naipaul  --  A Bend in the River
  • The first depicted a mob of horned demons ripping the wings off a screaming male angel.
    Becca Fitzpatrick  --  Hush, Hush
  • …seemed to be around fifty or sixty, poorly shaven, with a shy, pleasant, large-featured face neither handsome nor plain— a man who would always be bigger than most of the other men in the room, though he also seemed unhealthy in some clammy, ill-defined way, with black-circled eyes and a pallor that made me think of the Jesuit martyrs depicted in the church murals I’d seen on our school trip to Montreal: large, capable, death-pale Europeans, staked and bound in the camps of the Hurons.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • Each painting is worse than the last, depicting Silver strength and Red weakness in every brushstroke.
    Victoria Aveyard  --  Red Queen
  • In the Honolulu Advertiser, Louie found a cartoon depicting his role in bombing Wake.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • I witnessed some of the scenes depicted of Maraa Isabel’s life with her daughter.
    Sonia Nazario  --  Enrique’s Journey
  • Praised Fulvia for what is, in fact, a really good idea, and cleared the way to continue her own on-air depiction of the Mockingjay.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Mockingjay
  • It is twice my height and four times my width and depicts an attractive woman with watery gray eyes and spectacles—Jeanine.
    Veronica Roth  --  Divergent
  • It required no very vivid imagination to depict the most frightful scenes through which I should have to pass, in case I failed.
    Frederick Douglass  --  The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
  • Many of the drawings depict tanks running over huts, men brandishing AK-47s, refugee camp tents, scenes of jihad.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  A Thousand Splendid Suns
  • Franz studies them in silence, occasionally nodding when I explain what they depict; he seems grateful to see them.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • But the majority, who are in the clutches of drink or morphling or illness, look grotesque in their costumes, depicting cows and trees and loaves of bread.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Catching Fire
  • It depicted simply an enormous face, more than a metre wide: the face of a man of about forty-five, with a heavy black moustache and ruggedly handsome features.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • Horror was depicted on every countenance.
    Charles Dickens  --  Oliver Twist
  • Then dropping it, with disgust depicted in his strong features, he ejaculated: "Oneida!"
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Last of the Mohicans
  • If I had but the pen of a Balzac! I would depict this scene.
    Agatha Christie  --  Murder On The Orient Express
  • They are depicted with animal heads to show that they exist in two different worlds at once.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Red Pyramid
  • And there is often a sense of transcendent claustrophobia, of a shortening horizon, and always a sense of struggle against the tyranny of circumstance—often depicted as a never named sinister male figure who looms.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  And The Mountains Echoed
  • Around the room, the wainscoting panels have been painted to depict scenes of pre-Civil War times, happy Negroes picking cotton, horses pulling wagons, white-bearded statesmen on the steps of our capitol.
    Kathryn Stockett  --  The Help
  • Astonishment and dismay were depicted on the face of my wife as we approached.
    Johann Wyss  --  The Swiss Family Robinson
  • Khnum had been depicted as a potter sculpting a human from clay.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Throne of Fire
  • How does this striking depiction of Christ affect your faith?
    Todd Burpo  --  Heaven Is for Real
  • Anna Mikhaylovna turned up her eyes, and profound sadness was depicted on her face.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • As they walked, he thought about the fax in his jacket pocket, still unable to believe the image it depicted.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • The door swung wide and … The old fairy tale book had depicted her discovery in ghastly, loving detail.
    Stephen King  --  The Shining
  • This book, the first part of the trilogy, depicts language that was developed from a child’s viewpoint.
    Dave Pelzer  --  A Child Called It
  • She chose a simple little tattoo depicting a narrow band and asked to have it put on her ankle.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • Our visitor glanced with some apparent surprise at the languid, lounging figure of the man who had been no doubt depicted to him as the most incisive reasoner and most energetic agent in Europe.
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
  • In order to depict a battle, there is required one of those powerful painters who have chaos in their brushes.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • Paris Match had run a cartoon recently depicting Fache as a police dog, trying to bite an American criminal, but unable to reach because it was chained to the U.S. Embassy.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • The thought of arguing with a man as grief crazed as the one Mammy depicted made her go cold.
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind
  • What was Odysseus wearing? A fleecy purple cloak fastened by a broach depicting an elaborately wrought hunting scene.
    Homer  --  The Odyssey
  • In their absence, the dwarves had carved a profusion of statues, many depicting monsters and deities locked in epic battles.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • Stained-glass windows depicting scenes of anger, hate, and remorse pierced the walls, while spectral beams of light washed sections of the granite pews with transparent hues, leaving the rest in shadow.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eragon
  • Nor, will the tragic dramatist who would depict mortal indomitableness in its fullest sweep and direct swing, ever forget a hint, incidentally so important in his art, as the one now alluded to.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • Noirtier watched, with indescribable pleasure, this noble and sincere countenance, on which every sentiment his tongue uttered was depicted, adding by the expression of his fine features all that coloring adds to a sound and faithful drawing.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • Bright pearls he saw rising from the deep, quiet bubbles of air floating on the reflecting surface, the blue of the sky being depicted in it.
    Hermann Hesse  --  Siddhartha
  • And fourthly, besides being unhistorical in the Jesus it depicts, religion of this kind is false to history in another sense.
    C.S. Lewis  --  The Screwtape Letters
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