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
Her romantic love interest who also acts as a sidekick, Steve Trevor (portrayed by Chris Pine), is equally attractive and able-bodied.
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.
Gore is not the only artist to portray Trump with no clothes.
Republicans staved off what the press would have portrayed as a catastrophe and portent of a GOP wipeout in next year’s midterm elections.
According to Politico, the president was concerned that Spicer was being unflatteringly portrayed by a woman.
His paintings of Fourth Street, in the collection of the Cincinnati Museum Center, portray an unrecognizable city of Greek columns and cupolas mingling with bland, featureless buildings, no structure higher than three stories.
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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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