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Definition to portray (show or represent) something — usually with a picture or words
  • The book depicts the precariousness financial position of a working class, single mom.
  • His painting depicts country life.
  • The movie depicts their damaged relationship, how Lorenzo never felt loved by his father.
    Joshua Davis  --  Spare Parts
  • How does this striking depiction of Christ affect your faith?
    Todd Burpo  --  Heaven Is for Real
  • (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • 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
  • 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 did my client meet with when he arrived here, at his father's house, and why depict my client as a heartless egoist and monster?
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  The Brothers Karamazov
  • And then he heard Lydgate's account of the troubles which Rosamond had already depicted to him in her way.
    George Eliot  --  Middlemarch
  • The postcard depicted not only Boone Creek's way of life half a century before but also the way that Gherkin hoped the town could be again.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  True Believer
  • I witnessed some of the scenes depicted of Maraa Isabel's life with her daughter.
    Sonia Nazario  --  Enrique's Journey
  • But content with the prospect as now depicted was hard to acquire.
    Thomas Hardy  --  The Mayor of Casterbridge
  • Gods are almost always depicted as nude, because we are flawless beings.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Hidden Oracle
  • 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
  • I have accurately described your individual situations and accurately depicted the inferiority of your superiors.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Ultimatum
  • A few benches ran along the walls, above which were vivid colors depicting colossal figures of workers carrying streaming banners.
    Richard Wright  --  Black Boy
  • Each painting is worse than the last, depicting Silver strength and Red weakness in every brushstroke.
    Victoria Aveyard  --  Red Queen
  • Khnum had been depicted as a potter sculpting a human from clay.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Throne of Fire
  • He's very much involved with depicting his neighborhood and environment in a positive manner.
    Walter Dean Myers  --  Monster
  • I will make a beautiful tapestry depicting your death.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Mark of Athena
  • Astonishment and dismay were depicted on the face of my wife as we approached.
    Johann Wyss  --  The Swiss Family Robinson

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