Usage examples for dramatize

  1. There are, speaking generally, two schools of readers: those who dramatize what they read, and those who read simply, audibly, with every attention to emphasis and point, but with no effort to do more than slightly indicate differences of personage or character. – Life of Charles Dickens by Frank Marzials
  2. Can't we dramatize 'The Inchcape Rock'? – The Brother of Daphne by Dornford Yates
  3. It seemed to him as he walked the floor in a tumult of hurt pride, that the world must accept the man he knew himself to be, the man whose light- hearted existence he loved to dramatize a brilliant painter with piquant imperfections, intensely human and delightful. – Kenny by Leona Dalrymple
  4. They summoned their best novelists to throw themselves recklessly upon the English language, and extort from it its highest expression in color and lyrical beauty, the novelists whose mission it is, in the newspaper campaign against realism, to adorn and dramatize the commonest events of life, creating in place of the old- fashioned " news" the highly spiced " story," which is the ideal aspiration of the reporter. – That Fortune by Charles Dudley Warner Last Updated: February 22, 2009
  5. If the fable of Grant Adams's triumphant failure does not dramatize in some way the victory of the American spirit- the Puritan conscience- in our generation, then, alas, this parable has fallen short of its aim. – In the Heart of a Fool by William Allen White
  6. And as Philip walked home, thinking how brilliant Evelyn had been in their little talk, he began to dramatize the excursion. – That Fortune by Charles Dudley Warner Last Updated: February 22, 2009
  7. Many an attempt has been made to dramatize in one act Stevenson's delightful story, The Sire de Maletroit's Door, but all have come to grief because the greater vividness of the stage makes the necessary lapse of considerable time too apparent. – Dramatic Technique by George Pierce Baker
  8. While they had no authority and could do little of significance, the Congress did dramatize to the world the plight of the subject peoples of Africa. – The Black Experience in America The Immigrant Heritage of America by Norman Coombs
  9. I have to dramatize the whole thing. – A Hazard of New Fortunes by William Dean Howells
  10. And I intend to write the real kind of movies, the kind that don't bother about the characters at all, but just dramatize scenery. – The Whirligig of Time by Wayland Wells Williams
  11. He was accustomed thus to dramatize an emotional state, as those of his temperament are wont to do, living in a world of their own feelings imaginatively projected. – Together by Robert Herrick (1868-1938)
  12. Faulty prison systems, discords between labor and capital, discrepancies between law and justice, are some of the themes he chooses to dramatize – Halleck's New English Literature by Reuben P. Halleck
  13. Dramatize the part of the story that tells what Fleetfoot taught the Bison clan. – The Later Cave-Men by Katharine Elizabeth Dopp
  14. Randolph's talent for mass mobilization was demonstrated most clearly in his efforts to organize two gigantic marches on Washington in order to dramatize Afro- American needs and to pressure the government into action. – The Black Experience in America The Immigrant Heritage of America by Norman Coombs
  15. His mother's last words repeated themselves to him, and in that dialogue, in which he continued to dramatize their different feelings, he kept replying, " Well, the way to find out whether she cares is to ask her." – Entire PG Edition of The Works of William Dean Howells by William Dean Howells
  16. We dramatize the event up to that point just as it really happened, and then a commentary- voice comes on and announces that this is the Crossroads of Destiny; this is where history could have been completely changed. – Crossroads of Destiny by Henry Beam Piper
  17. I've got to dramatize woman's disadvantages if I am to preach on the subject. – The Precipice by Elia Wilkinson Peattie
  18. To dramatize the life of Joan of Arc he took from his shelves Saints and Sinners of the Fifteenth Century ... – Poor Relations by Compton Mackenzie
  19. It is very desirable that children should not be allowed to dramatize stories of a kind so poetic, so delicate, or so potentially valuable that the material is in danger of losing future beauty to the pupils through its present crude handling. – Stories to Tell to Children by Sara Cone Bryant
  20. You're beginning to dramatize yourself. – Poor Relations by Compton Mackenzie