01. Artists often paint [portraits] of the rich and famous.
02. Rita Rudner once joked, "I was going to have cosmetic surgery until I noticed that the doctor's office was full of [portraits] by Picasso."
03. Artists who paint people's [portraits] usually try to make them look younger and more attractive than in real life.
04. The book offers an interesting [portrait] of rural life in this country at the turn of the century.
05. Sean Connery [portrayed] secret agent James Bond in the first few films in the series.
06. The role of a Mafia head was [portrayed] to perfection by Marlon Brando in the film "The Godfather."
07. A national women's group has complained about the way women are [portrayed] in advertising in this country.
08. The film is an amusing [portrayal] of life in the tiny fishing villages of Newfoundland.
09. X-rays of the Mona Lisa show that there are three completely different versions of the same subject, all painted by Leonardo, under the final [portrait].
10. The position of women in traditional Chinese society is often [portrayed] in negative terms by Western observers.
11. The film is an interesting and amusing [portrait] of suburban American life in the 1970s.
12. The Romans used wax death masks as models when they carved marble [portraits] of their ancestors.
13. The [portrait] in ancient Rome had a twofold function: it both preserved the person's image and contributed to the history of the family.
14. [Portraiture] is often intended as a way of keeping those who have passed away alive in our memory.
15. José de San Martin is known as the liberator of Argentina, and his [portrait] hangs in every state school.
16. On November 3rd, 1507, the great Leonardo DaVinci was commissioned to paint the [portrait] that is known today as the Mona Lisa.
17. It has taken many years of research to yield the extensive [portrait] we have today of the evolutionary history of man.
18. Besides showing what someone looks like, a [portrait] painting tries to capture the person's mood or personality.
19. A survey of the Indian film industry, the world's largest, showed that 80% of recent movies contained some form of smoking, with most [portraying] it as a cool thing to do.

Grammatical examples in English. 2013.

(of a face or a person, drawn or painted), , ,

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  • PORTRAIT — Autrefois, le mot « portrait » évoquait une personne – homme, femme ou enfant –, figée dans une pose qu’il avait fallu « tenir » devant un artiste prenant des croquis dont ensuite il faisait soit une peinture, soit une sculpture ou une gravure… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

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  • Portrait — Por trait, n. [F., originally p. p. of portraire to portray. See {Portray}.] 1. The likeness of a person, painted, drawn, or engraved; commonly, a representation of the human face painted from real life. [1913 Webster] In portraits, the grace,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • portrait — UK US /ˈpɔːtreɪt/ adjective IT ► used to describe a computer document that is to be printed with the shorter side of the paper at the top and bottom: »The design was intended to be distributed in printed form, so the pages are laid out for… …   Financial and business terms

  • portrait — late 14c. (in portreyture), from M.Fr. portrait, from O.Fr. portret (13c.), noun use of pp. of portraire to paint, depict (see PORTRAY (Cf. portray)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • Portrait — Por trait, v. t. To portray; to draw. [Obs.] Spenser. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Portrait — (fr., spr. Porträh), Abbildung eines wirklich lebenden Menschen, sowohl in plastischen Werken (Portraitstatuen, Portraitbüsten), als in Gemälden. Daher Portraitiren, ein P. zeichnen od. malen. Ein Maler, welcher P s zum Hauptgegenstand seiner… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • portrait — photograph, *image, effigy, statue, icon, mask …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • portrait — [n] drawn representation; description account, characterization, depiction, figure, image, likeness, model, painting, photograph, picture, portraiture, portrayal, profile, silhouette, simulacrum, sketch, snapshot, spitting image*, vignette;… …   New thesaurus

  • portrait — ► NOUN 1) an artistic representation of a person, especially one depicting only the face or head and shoulders. 2) a written or filmed description. 3) a format of printed matter which is higher than it is wide. Compare with LANDSCAPE(Cf.… …   English terms dictionary

  • portrait — [pôr′trit, pôr′trāt΄] n. [MFr, pp. of portraire: see PORTRAY] 1. Obs. a drawn, painted, or carved picture of something 2. a representation of a person, esp. of the face, drawn, painted, photographed, or sculptured 3. a description or dramatic… …   English World dictionary

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