Examples of portrayal in a Sentence
his novel presents a moving portrayal of a woman searching for personal fulfillment and happiness
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Gary Oldman is likely to get an Oscar nod for his portrayal of a Churchill fighting both fascism and the fatalists who are ready to make peace with the devil.
The Jungle is surprisingly clear-eyed, if not cynical, in its portrayal of the British volunteers who arrived at the camp after the death of the 3-year-old Alan Kurdi sparked a greater engagement globally with the refugee crisis.
Three cult-favorite, low-budget horror films go from the big screen to before your eyes with this maze’s portrayals of Insidious, Sinister and The Purge, all of which are Blumhouse Productions films.
But it’s also fueled by the rich, authentic portrayal of Lady Bird’s relationship with her mother Marion (Laurie Metcalf), which can be aggressive and confrontational in one moment and quietly sweet in the next.
At the center of the show is actor Larry Yando's smart, heartfelt portrayal of Scrooge, the skinflint whose spiritual transformation (prompted by some supernatural intervention) drives the story.
Sorkin has been criticized for his portrayal of women.
Roseanne, the 1990s sitcom that won praise for its portrayal of the working-class Conner family, is coming back to television in March.
Wright’s latest Oscar contender is the Winston Churchill film Darkest Hour, for which the director likely will see his current leading man, Gary Oldman, nab a nomination for his portrayal of the British Bulldog.
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Synonymsdefinition, delineation, depiction, picture, portrait, portraiture, description, rendering, sketch, vignette
Related Wordsaccount, anecdote, chronicle, narrative, report, story, tale, yarn; demonstration, exemplification, illustration; clarification, elucidation, explanation, explication, exposition
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