PORTRAYAL in a Sentence

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 n.  acting the part of a character on stage; any likeness of a person
Classic Sentence:
1  A chanting cherub adorned the cover of the sugar bucket, and attempts to portray Romeo and Juliet supplied kindling for some time.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
2  Only an insane contortion of spelling could portray his lyric whine, his mangled consonants.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
3  Twice had he essayed to portray thy fate in gold; twice the father's hands dropped down.
The Aeneid By Virgil
Get Context   In BOOK SIXTH
4  The feature film portrayed a brave young Yankee who conquered a South American republic.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVI
5  His dulled senses wished him to swoon and he opposed them stubbornly, his mind portraying unknown dangers and mutilations if he should fall upon the field.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 12
6  He could have enjoyed portraying to uninitiated listeners various scenes at which he had been a witness or ably discussing the processes of war with other proved men.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 17
Example Sentence: (20 in 2 pages)
1  The film won four Oscars in total with Hilary Swank picking up Best Actress for her portrayal of a female boxer and Morgan Freeman named Best Supporting Actor.
2  The school board censored the movie because of its portrayal of the lecherous criminal.
3  France's Vincent Lindon took the best actor prize for his portrayal in Stéphane Brizé's film "La Loi du Marché" (The Measure of a Man) of a floorwalker in a supermarket that has a secret plan to get rid of employees to boost the bottom line.
4  Joan Fontaine, the patrician blond actress who rose to stardom as a haunted second wife in the Alfred Hitchcock film “Rebecca” in 1940 and won an Academy Award for her portrayal of a terrified newlywed in Hitchcock's “Suspicion,” died.
5  Domestically Mr. Brown is likely to portray his style as both more frugal and more transparent than before.
6  Most biographers portray Lincoln as an uncouth and ungainly young man.
7  When trying to portray real people in ads, extra caution is advised.
8  The line of vision from the flight deck towards the horizon will actually portray a white even expanse which is uniformly level.
9  The media portray her as happy and successful, but in reality she has a difficult life.
10  Rawls's representative agent is portrayed as a disembodied party devoid of any substantive human characteristics except rationality.
11  He was portrayed in the media as a complete fiend.
12  Romantic artists portrayed nature as wild and powerful.
13  He was portrayed as a ruthless opportunist who exploited the publicity at every opportunity.
14  The book portrayed his personal experience.
15  Many of the characters portrayed by Clint Eastwood are laconic types: strong men of few words.