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
The portrayal of an eating disorder on film is certainly a tricky task (and perhaps that’s why there are so little examples out there).
The villain in this film is Vulture, in an excellent portrayal by actor Michael Keaton.
Nelsan was a longtime member of the HBO family whose groundbreaking portrayal of Lafayette will be remembered fondly within the overall legacy of True Blood.
Though the character did not survive in the books, Ellis's memorable portrayal of Lafayette kept him in the series, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
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.
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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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