- the author's characterization of the boy as someone who wanted to be accepted by others
Examples of characterization in a Sentence
The reporter was criticized for his characterization of the people of the town as poor and uneducated.
News reporting requires accurate characterization.
The class discussed the author's characterization of the boy as someone who wanted to be accepted by others.
The story has good characterization.
Recent Examples of characterization from the Web
Other senators hit Zuckerberg hard on his characterizations of how the breach was handled in 2015 and then again recently when a whistle blower revealed the extent of it.
But the ranking House members who demanded that the FCC act dispute this characterization.
And to a certain degree, Democrats have bowed to that characterization.
Mantello draws on Jackson’s staunchness, but her characterization, like that of the other actors, comes not from inside—or the inside that Albee has supplied—but from previous performances, Glenda Jackson in tough Glenda Jackson roles.
But supporters of the wide-ranging bill — including Gov. Larry Hogan (R) and Baltimore Mayor Catherine E. Pugh (D) — balk at that characterization.
Rick Donley, president of the Beer Alliance of Texas, which represents distributors’ interests, disagrees with some of my characterization of the tensions between craft brewers, distributors and the 2017 law.
Ross, the literary agent, takes issue with that characterization.
Burke's characterization falls right in line with a trend started by Jones' tenure at Louis Vuitton, to make its men's collections incredibly buzzy.
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CHARACTERIZATION Defined for English Language Learners
: the act of describing the character or qualities of someone or something
: the way a writer makes a person in a story, book, play, movie, or television show seem like a real person
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