Examples of portrayal in a Sentence
his novel presents a moving portrayal of a woman searching for personal fulfillment and happiness
Recent Examples of portrayal from the Web
McKean’s portrayal makes Chuck’s humiliation tragic, and deeply moving.
The actress, who turns 101 years old tomorrow, filed a complaint with the Los Angeles County Superior Court suing both the network and Ryan Murphy Productions for her portrayal in the show.
Ricardo Herrera’s portrayal of Diego Rivera was both seamless and larger-than-life.
From oddly on-point haircut to impossibly exciting stagecraft, 1984 and Sturridge’s portrayal of a radicalized, rebellious Winston Smith, strikes a disturbing—and yes, intense—chord.
Their accounts were sometimes at odds with their own correspondence at the time, as well as previous portrayals of them by officials and other interrogators as eager participants in the program.
The 60-year-old actor, who most recently won Best Actor for his portrayal of Abraham Lincoln, did not give a reason for the retirement.
The idea that porn prevented him from killing women was a self-serving delusion that justified his impulse to write and draw portrayals of torture.
Crawford’s portrayal of Frank, the play’s foil, is uneven.
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First Known Use of portrayal
PORTRAYAL Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of portrayal for English Language Learners
: the act of showing or describing someone or something especially in a painting, book, etc.
: the way in which an actor plays a character
PORTRAYAL Defined for Kids
Definition of portrayal for Students
: the act or result of showing in a portrait or describing in words or images The movie is an accurate portrayal of her life.
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