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 upshot is that Cohen is not the schlubby, unethical lawyer Ben Stiller portrayed him as on Saturday Night Live.
Melanie seems to have nothing in her life, save for her work, and the one relationship portrayed in the film — her dynamic with the gallery curator that shows her work — is strained, at best.
One of the things that affected my own experience was the way that the media portrayed me.
The officials said Kelly portrays himself to Trump administration aides as the lone bulwark against catastrophe, curbing the erratic urges of a president who has a questionable grasp on policy issues and the functions of government.
Nicholson, a Delafield businessman, sought to portray himself as an outsider like President Donald Trump.
Besides selling themselves to Democratic voters, the candidates will also be looking to portray themselves as viable candidates to labor unions and African-American and women's groups who will be making endorsements in the race, Browder said.
Clifford says in her suit that Cohen defamed her by wrongfully portraying her as a liar in his public comments about the case.
Academic historians, by contrast, often portray Hitler as a cipher, a nobody.
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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
- The artist portrayed the young queen.
- The story portrays frontier life.
- He portrays the hero in a movie.
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