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Definitions of Portraits

  1. Graphic representations, especially of the face, of real persons, usually posed, living or dead. ( From Thesaurus for Graphic Materials II, p540, 1995)
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Usage examples for Portraits

  1. Many of the portraits were painted by her daughter Louisa. – Story of My Life, volumes 1-3 by Augustus J. C. Hare
  2. Names, addresses, and portraits duly printed. – H. R. by Edwin Lefevre
  3. He died when I was very young, so that I never saw him; but I have visited his tomb, and his residence at Mount Vernon, and have also seen portraits of him that were pronounced to be life- like by those who were intimately acquainted with him. – A Grandmother's Recollections by Ella Rodman
  4. Several other early portraits of Chaucer exist, all of which are stated to bear much resemblance to one another. – Chaucer by Adolphus William Ward
  5. The two portraits are of the same person and finished to the finger- tips. – The Man Shakespeare by Frank Harris
  6. And this is what he saw: Harry Feversham, holding in the centre of the hall a lighted candle high above his head, and looking up toward the portraits of the Fevershams as they mounted the walls and were lost in the darkness of the roof. – The Four Feathers by A. E. W. Mason
  7. If some portraits are missing, that is not my fault, but because they are not to be found anywhere. – The Lives of the Painters, Sculptors & Architects, Volume 1 (of 8) by Giorgio Vasari
  8. And now first to me, whose weakness it is to love life more than manners, and men more than their portraits the man begins to grow interesting. – The Marquis of Lossie by George MacDonald
  9. Before the Thayers went away, she had taken all their portraits and with so much acceptance that they introduced her to other friends; and Dolly's custom grew to be considerable. – The End of a Coil by Susan Warner
  10. He reminded her of the Challoner portraits in the dark oak gallery at Sandymere, but she thought him lighter, more brilliant, and, in a sense, more human than those stern soldiers. – Blake's Burden by Harold Bindloss
  11. One Sunday afternoon, some years ago, Dr. Ray fell asleep in his chair while reading old Fuller's portraits of the Good Merchant, the Good Judge, the Good Soldier, etc. – Chapters in the History of the Insane in the British Isles by Daniel Hack Tuke
  12. The feature of his face, if such it can be called, where all portraits failed, was the hair. – Eugene Field, A Study In Heredity And Contradictions by Slason Thompson
  13. If the gallery of portraits of the congregation of St. John's were to be painted, this lady's, at the age of thirty, would not be the least interesting. – The Inside of the Cup, Complete by Winston Churchill Last Updated: March 5, 2009
  14. There are some portraits from Altringham. – The Glimpses of the Moon by Edith Wharton
  15. His back is turned; nevertheless, there is a certain something which shows the man as he was better even than those portraits in which his features are clearly reproduced. – Memories of a Musical Life by William Mason
  16. In the first place, there are the portraits – The Simpkins Plot by George A. Birmingham
  17. I mean I didn't know you had any who had their portraits painted. – The Opinions of a Philosopher by Robert Grant
  18. Her hands lay in her lap, her face was toward the sea, and her attitude and features were all full of that glow of existence that peasant portraits possess. – Mae Madden by Mary Murdoch Mason
  19. But, although I obtained a great variety of portraits of unknown persons, I got none whom I could recognize. – The Best Psychic Stories by Various
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