Examples of portray in a Sentence
The White House has portrayed the President as deeply conflicted over the matter.
The lawyer portrayed his client as a victim of child abuse.
He portrayed himself as a victim.
The painting portrays the queen in a purple robe.
Laurence Olivier portrayed Hamlet beautifully.
Recent Examples of portray from the Web
The former on-screen couple, portrayed by Alisha Boe and Brandon Flynn, is pictured in a cutout photo of Justin kissing Jessica on the cheek.
Yet the latest example of what is being portrayed as American skulduggery might be a stretch, even by the elastic standards of Russian television.
Beijing has, over the years, portrayed the companies who do business with the North as rogue firms, small private traders who worked hard to stay in the shadows and thus were difficult to control.
Her romantic love interest who also acts as a sidekick, Steve Trevor (portrayed by Chris Pine), is equally attractive and able-bodied.
Aided by a rush of stories portraying McFarland as a millennial hybrid of Steve Jobs and Steve Rubell, Magnises began attracting minor celebrities and investors.
David Sims traces the Transformers director’s history of portraying soldiers in his films.
In his opening, Brafman flipped the setup that Srinivasan had constructed in trying to portray the investors and Retrophin board as victims and Shkreli as a villain.
The unclassified report by the Defense Intelligence Agency, which will be publicly released later Wednesday, portrays Russia as increasingly wary of the United States.
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PORTRAY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of portray for English Language Learners
: to describe (someone or something) in a particular way
: to show (someone or something) in a painting, book, etc.
: to play (a character) in a film, play, or television show
PORTRAY Defined for Kids
Definition of portray for Students
1 : to make a portrait of The artist portrayed the young queen.
2 : to describe in words or words and images The story portrays frontier life.
3 : to play the role of He portrays the hero in a movie.
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