portray


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play

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describe

characterize

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portray in words

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assume or act the character of

represent abstractly, for example in a painting, drawing, or sculpture

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At the Moulin Rouge: The Dance portrays a mix of opposites: bright and dull colors, active dancers and passive spectators, merriment and monotonous leisure.
McAchearn is a white, creepy, raging, obsessive male and if you're going to portray this type of guy south of the Maxon-Dixon line, apparently you must add Bible-thumping to the mix.
In her final works in the genre, Johnson continued to portray elderly individuals as central to the Black community.
Never mind that The Passion portrays realistically and accurately the violence of the crucifixion of our Savior; never mind that the violence in this movie is not the sensational and senseless stuff we are surrounded with daily; never mind that this movie powerfully connects with audiences by showing them the power of love as revealed through Jesus' teaching that "no one has greater love than this, to lay down one's life for one's friends" (John 15:13).
In Taylor's view, the play accurately portrays some of the barriers that women still face as professional mathematicians.
57) Such a preference may also be expressed in devotional portrait diptychs, which most often portray male worshippers in prayer to the Virgin.
She portrays the easy rhythms of late colonial life in a major provincial city dominated by an elite of landowning and merchant families, mostly creole but with a substantial number of Old World-born members, situating these groups in the upper two-ninths of city's population and justifying the boundary with reasonable criteria based on wealth.
Regardless of your chosen tour guides, winter tours should include a brief video that lovingly portrays camp the way it is meant to be seen: in session.
Washington, Dec 21 (ANI): James Franco is in talks to portray the role of Playboy mogul Hugh Hefner of the early 70's, in an upcoming biopic about porn legend Linda Lovelace.
So, as a young gay filmmaker, I decided to break this trend by creating a teen-horror film that would portray gay characters as strong and who have a purpose within the film beyond the stereotypical "gay best friend.
Of particular interest are the conclusions drawn about Sherman's racial views--while he was definitely racist enough to believe that black Americans were inferior to whites, neither was he the monstrous, hate-filled demon toward blacks that past and contemporary propaganda would portray him as.
Strange grunts and screeches portray the means used to carry out the death penalty instead of referring directly to the bodies of the condemned.
In central and eastern Europe, figurines feature hats that portray a style of weaving using coils of fiber, the researchers contend.
Titian did not use the common topoi of drinking and embracing, and he did not portray the theme with overtly erotic or scabrous elements.
The illustrations strive to communicate rather than portray.