Usage examples for portray

  1. Be that as it may, it is proper to observe that the French romances of adventure portray late mediaeval aristocracy as it fain would be. – Four Arthurian Romances "Erec et Enide", "Cliges", "Yvain", and "Lancelot" by Chretien DeTroyes
  2. 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
  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. I have endeavored to portray the battle of Bull Run as it could appear to a civilian spectator: to give a suggestive picture and not a general description. – His Sombre Rivals by E. P. Roe
  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. She did mean to go down to Portray. – The Eustace Diamonds by Anthony Trollope
  7. My Muse, 'tis thine to give in artless lays, A genuine history of his early days; Make known the place where first he saw the light, Portray the scenes which pleased his boyish sight, Unfold his parentage, and backward trace Their line, descended from no common race; Speak of his eagerness to learn a trade, Mark what proficiency in that he made, Glance at his love scenes, and a lesson show, Which youths in general would do well to know. – The Emigrant Mechanic and Other Tales In Verse Together With Numerous Songs Upon Canadian Subjects by Thomas Cowherd
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. What the Backwoods of Canada are to the industrious and ever- to- be- honoured sons of honest poverty, and what they are to the refined and accomplished gentleman, these simple sketches will endeavour to portray. – Roughing it in the Bush by Susanna Moodie
  11. No one denies that poetry must and always will portray man in such circumstances. – The Literature of Ecstasy by Albert Mordell
  12. 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
  13. The nature they portray is not human, but super- or subter- human, which you will. – Another Sheaf by John Galsworthy
  14. But the above theory did not, in either form, hold good in those I wish to portray. – The Truth About America by Edward Money
  15. Are singers less able to portray in art than is the cartoonist? – Seed Thoughts for Singers by Frank Herbert Tubbs
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. The pen that has traced these events is too feeble to portray the state into which this change of scenery and decorations threw the Vicar of Wrexhill. – The Vicar of Wrexhill by Mrs [Frances] Trollope
  19. 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