Definition of Portrays
1. Verb. (third-person singular of portray) ¹
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Definition of Portrays
1. portray [v] - See also: portray
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Literary usage of Portrays
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern by Charles Dudley Warner, Hamilton Wright Mabie, Lucia Isabella Gilbert Runkle, George H Warner (1902)
"The narrative is full of incident and worldly philosophy; and without pretending to be formally historic, vividly portrays the religious life and racial ..."
2. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"Scotland" (Edinburgh, 1892), is written in barbarous Latin, but truthfully and faithfully portrays the au- thor'a vigour and spirit of independence. ..."
3. A Survey of English Literature 1780-1880 by Oliver Elton (1920)
"Miss Austen; social world she portrays; stages of her work. The Steventon novels : Sense and Sensibility ; Pride and Prejudice, nature of its pre-eminence; ..."
4. Annals of the French Stage from Its Origin to the Death of Racine by Frederick William Hawkins (1884)
"Andromaque itself does not exhibit so powerful a command over the springs of human sensibility as that with which he portrays the resignation of Iphigenie ..."
5. Woman: In All Ages and in All Countries by Edward Bagby Pollard, Mitchell Carroll, Alfred Brittain, Pierce Butler, John Robert Effinger, Hugo Paul Thieme, Hermann Schoenfeld, Bartlett Burleigh James, John Ruse Larus (1908)
"This is seen in the historian's account, and is wonderfully brought out by Shakespeare in the scene in which he portrays her almost dying for news from the ..."
6. The Literary Movement in France During the Nineteenth Century by Georges Pellissier (1897)
"In la Coupe et les Levres and Namouna he portrays himself. The extravagant verbiage and intolerable fatuity of the twenty-five or thirty lines of the latter ..."