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Definition to depict (represent or describe in a particular way)


to act the character of
  • She portrayed a struggling artist in the movie.
  • When Chris visited with Kris Gillmer, he frequently railed against Walt and Billie, portraying them as unreasonable tyrants.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • portraying = describing
  • The way the narrators portray Egyptian magic is also supported by archaeological evidence.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Red Pyramid
  • It's an ending that continues to elude some of the individuals portrayed in the story.
    Joshua Davis  --  Spare Parts
  • 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
  • They thought I had portrayed their business in an unfavorable light, which was true.
    Michael Pollan  --  The Omnivore's Dilemma
  • But what human language can adequately portray that astonishment, that horror which possessed me at the spectacle then presented to view?
    Edgar Allan Poe  --  William Wilson
  • Here, indeed, is portrayed with graphic touch the final all-engulfing cataclysm.
    Joseph Campbell  --  The Hero With a Thousand Faces
  • It wasn't hard for her to portray Ammu as the person actually responsible for Sophie Mors death.
    Arundhati Roy  --  The God of Small Things
  • It was thus a terrible thing for this lady to hear the painter speak of his desire to portray even his young bride.
    Edgar Allan Poe  --  MS. Found in a Bottle
  • 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
  • People are portrayed precisely as they are.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie's World
  • I was also convinced that something as fun as deer hunting should never be portrayed as being something bland.
    Willie & Korie Robertson  --  The Duck Commander Family
  • I told her Phillip is not the man he portrayed himself to be.
    Jaycee Lee Dugard  --  A Stolen Life
  • The very newspaper that the actor had once hoped would print the letter explaining his actions is instead portraying him as an abomination.
    Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Lincoln
  • That was how life's storm cast you up on my shore, O my pride, that is how I'll portray you.
    Boris Pasternak  --  Doctor Zhivago
  • I have, however, felt bound to portray the shadow which, alike in the west and in the east, falls upon the world.
    Winston Churchill  --  Churchill's Iron Curtain Speech
  • I have felt bound to portray the shadow which, alike in the west and in the east, falls upon the world.
    Winston Churchill  --  Churchill's Sinews of Peace Speech
  • 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
  • Behind her on the wall hung a large tapestry that portrayed a meeting in some vanished landscape between two horsemen on a road.
    Cormac McCarthy  --  All the Pretty Horses

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