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pawr tray

  • v  portray in words
    The book portrays the actor as a selfish person
  • v  make a portrait of
    Goya wanted to portray his mistress, the Duchess of Alba
  • v  assume or act the character of
    The actor portrays an elderly, lonely man
  • v  represent abstractly, for example in a painting, drawing, or sculpture
    The father is portrayed as a good-looking man in this painting

  • Some of Torvalds' supporters portray him as a sort of anti-Bill Gates, but the significance of Linux is much bigger than merely a slap at Microsoft.
  • It's one thing to portray a vaguely Eastern European, naively anti-Semitic, sexist, insensitive but somehow lovable lout.
  • The goal here was to portray what was real.
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  • Barack Obama in International Herald Tribune
    Wright's comments - including the suggestion that the US government invented the AIDS virus to destroy "people of color" - "end up giving comfort to those who prey on hate," Obama told reporters, "and I believe that they do not portray...
  • Lillo Brancato Jr in WCBS-TV New York
    There's a saying in Italian, I'll say it in English -- when the devil caresses you he wants your soul,Brancato said. "I'm not the monster that they portray me as in newspapers, a cold-blooded killer and all of that. I'm not that person at...
  • Max Mayfield in FOXNews
    I think it comes down to how people like you and me in the media portray this ......,Mayfield says. "You need to be prepared no matter what the numbers are."

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