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 on the WebThe eight Black men who play her teammates, including Milwaukee actor Dimonte Henning, also portray the other Black and white people in her life.
Jim Higgins, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 17 Jan. 2022 Different shows portray different theories about time travel.
Lauren Huff, EW.com, 17 Jan. 2022 Descriptions and imagery in Mesopotamian art and texts portray a powerful animal that pulled war wagons into battle and royal vehicles in parades.
Katie Hunt, CNN, 14 Jan. 2022 Actors with autism portray a character on the spectrum, and a new elevator helps disabled patrons.
Mike Adamson, The Salt Lake Tribune, 13 Jan. 2022 An English novelist would portray the woman as an eccentric, warty and beribboned.
Parul Sehgal, The New Yorker, 27 Dec. 2021 If Trump is criminally charged, his lawyers would most likely portray his lenders as sophisticated financial institutions that conducted their own assessments of his properties’ values without relying entirely on him.
BostonGlobe.com, 23 Dec. 2021 Sinclair wrote all episodes and Sharpe directed them, with the two collaborating closely on how to empathetically portray memories of events that are altered slightly depending on which party is recalling them.
Danielle Turchiano, Variety, 6 Dec. 2021 The case has also magnified law enforcement’s handling of domestic violence and how social media may not accurately portray a person’s life.
Washington Post, 5 Oct. 2021
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