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portrayal

noun

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a vivid representation in words of someone or something
  • his novel presents a moving portrayal of a woman searching for personal fulfillment and happiness

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The first known use of portrayal was in 1843

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“Portrayal.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/portrayal. Accessed 2 Jul. 2022.

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