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portrait
 n.  portraiture; picture; likeness of a person, especially one showing the face
Classic Sentence: (152 in 11 pages)
1  He pointed to the portrait of his grandfather on the wall to his right.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce
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2  Thus I was left at last with a slim packet of letters and the girl's portrait.
Heart of Darkness By Joseph Conrad
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3  I concluded I would go and give her back her portrait and those letters myself.
Heart of Darkness By Joseph Conrad
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4  Harry," said Basil Hallward, looking him straight in the face, "every portrait that is painted with feeling is a portrait of the artist, not of the sitter.
The Picture of Dorian Gray By Oscar Wilde
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5  "Oh, I am tired of sitting, and I don't want a life-sized portrait of myself," answered the lad, swinging round on the music-stool in a wilful, petulant manner.
The Picture of Dorian Gray By Oscar Wilde
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6  It is the finest portrait of modern times.
The Picture of Dorian Gray By Oscar Wilde
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7  I am jealous of the portrait you have painted of me.
The Picture of Dorian Gray By Oscar Wilde
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8  Yes; he would try to be to Dorian Gray what, without knowing it, the lad was to the painter who had fashioned the wonderful portrait.
The Picture of Dorian Gray By Oscar Wilde
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9  Your portrait of him has quickened his appreciation of the personal appearance of other people.
The Picture of Dorian Gray By Oscar Wilde
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10  As he was turning the handle of the door, his eye fell upon the portrait Basil Hallward had painted of him.
The Picture of Dorian Gray By Oscar Wilde
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11  But the strange expression that he had noticed in the face of the portrait seemed to linger there, to be more intensified even.
The Picture of Dorian Gray By Oscar Wilde
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12  He got up from his chair and drew a large screen right in front of the portrait, shuddering as he glanced at it.
The Picture of Dorian Gray By Oscar Wilde
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13  Suddenly his eye fell on the screen that he had placed in front of the portrait, and he started.
The Picture of Dorian Gray By Oscar Wilde
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14  He knew that when he was alone he would have to examine the portrait.
The Picture of Dorian Gray By Oscar Wilde
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15  As he often remembered afterwards, and always with no small wonder, he found himself at first gazing at the portrait with a feeling of almost scientific interest.
The Picture of Dorian Gray By Oscar Wilde
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Example Sentence:
1  She's commissioned an artist to paint her portrait/paint a portrait of her.
2  He is an artist, just as surely as Rembrandt or any other first-rate portrait painter is one.
3  I was allowed to view his family collection of portrait of miniatures.
4  The pensive lover gazed at the portrait of his beloved and deeply sighed.
5  Are we safe to assume that this portrait is of the same scene we've seen in that picture?
6  His self portraits are perhaps the most stunning.
7  A few strange, antique portraits of the men and women of other days decorated the stained walls.
8  The three portraits are remarkably similar.