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Usage examples for portray

  1. But the above theory did not, in either form, hold good in those I wish to portray. – The Truth About America by Edward Money
  2. It would be impossible to portray the effect of the sermon that followed, coming, as it did, from a strong soul stirred to its depths by the truth under consideration. – A Knight Of The Nineteenth Century by E. P. Roe
  3. Sir Florian had left her everything that was within the walls of Portray Castle, and the diamonds had been at Portray at the time of Sir Florian's death. – The Eustace Diamonds by Anthony Trollope
  4. He was a handsome, ruddy- faced boy of about seventeen years, with features which might portray great good nature, but no surplus of intellect. – The Sign of Flame by E. Werner
  5. Had she recognized the truth of his assurance that she must feel, and then she could portray feeling? – Barriers Burned Away by E. P. Roe
  6. The critic who wrote the article I know to be a good critic, inclined to be more than fair to me; but in this case I could not agree with him, so much do I love the man whose character I had endeavoured to portray. – Autobiography of Anthony Trollope by Anthony Trollope
  7. If not dowered with lofty and immortal original genius, he had a singular combination of talent, of fastidious taste, and of the intellectual appreciation that enabled him to select interesting ideal subjects to portray in the plastic art. – Italy, the Magic Land by Lilian Whiting
  8. The files of The Nation, and the New York Tribune and Sun well portray eastern opinion. – The United States Since The Civil War by Charles Ramsdell Lingley
  9. She did mean to go down to Portray. – The Eustace Diamonds by Anthony Trollope
  10. The nature they portray is not human, but super- or subter- human, which you will. – Another Sheaf by John Galsworthy
  11. From Rousseauite literature he had caught a fantastic conception of 'nature', and this had led him to portray men and women who were scarcely more natural than those of Gottsched himself. – The Life and Works of Friedrich Schiller by Calvin Thomas
  12. She pointed to her own eyes in gesture to portray Louise's misfortune: " Blind- so helpless- it was just like taking care of a baby." – Orphans of the Storm by Henry MacMahon
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