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
In this politically vulnerable situation, Issa’s opponents — as reaffirmed by some of the protest signs at the town hall — have tried to portray Issa as a Trump equivalent.
Xi used the Davos forum of global elites in January to portray his country as a bastion of free trade.
Barry Anderson, the man who portrayed Benny the Bull for 12 seasons, has stepped down.
Bee portrayed some of those felonies as not so serious.
The ceremony included re-enactors dressed in military attire from throughout America's history, an actor portraying President Abraham Lincoln reading the Gettysburg Address and several flyovers from World War 2-era airplanes.
Meanwhile, Willis continued to portray himself as a successful entrepreneur.
The Washington press corps began to portray Carter as an indecisive leader who veered from Vance to Dr. Brzezinski and back again.
Similarly, in Champagne, where blending has been portrayed and marketed as an art form, more producers emphasize the terroir and the vineyard.
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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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