01. The movie [depicts] life in the early 1700s quite realistically.
02. In the book, the President is [depicted] as a very selfish, arrogant man who will stop at nothing to gain power.
03. The artist is doing a show of a number of his paintings which [depict] winter scenes of rural Montana.
04. Wolves have long been [depicted] as ferocious, dangerous beasts in children's stories, but actually they are very timid, intelligent animals.
05. Aldous Huxley's novel "Brave New World" [depicts] a future which is quite different from that of George Orwell's novel "1984."
06. The [depiction] of sharks in popular movies has made these fish the most feared animals in the sea.
07. Women's groups are extremely upset at the frequent [depiction] of women as sex objects in music videos.
08. God is [depicted] in the film as a sweet, little old lady.
09. The Chinese character for "trouble" [depicts] two women living under one roof.
10. The Parthenon was built to house sculptures [depicting] the patron goddess Athena.
11. In the paintings of both ancient Egypt and Greece, females are [depicted] with lighter skin color than males.
12. Napoleon Bonaparte was usually [depicted] with his hand inside his jacket because he suffered from nervous itching, and often scratched his stomach sores until they bled.
13. The painting [depicts] a nude woman reclining on a sofa in the middle of a tropical jungle.
14. Doris Lessing, who grew up in Zimbabwe, wrote many books [depicting] life in Africa.
15. The earliest cave paintings by man were generally [depictions] of hunting and fertility.

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  • Depict — De*pict (d[ e]*p[i^]kt ), p. p. [L. depictus, p. p. of depingere to depict; de + pingere to paint. See {Paint}, and cf. {Depaint}, p. p.] Depicted. Lydgate. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Depict — De*pict (d[ e]*p[i^]kt ), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Depicted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Depicting}.] 1. To form a colored likeness of; to represent by a picture; to paint; to portray. [1913 Webster] His arms are fairly depicted in his chamber. Fuller. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • depict — (v.) early 15c., from L. depictus, pp. of depingere to portray, paint, sketch; describe, imagine, from de down (see DE (Cf. de )) + pingere to paint (see PAINT (Cf. paint)). Related: Depicted; depicting …   Etymology dictionary

  • depict — *represent, portray, delineate, picture, limn Analogous words: describe, narrate, *relate: *sketch, draft, outline, trace …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • depict — [v] describe, render in drawing or writing characterize, delineate, design, detail, illustrate, image, interpret, limn, narrate, outline, paint, picture, portray, relate, report, represent, reproduce, sculpt, sketch, state; concepts 79,174 Ant.… …   New thesaurus

  • depict — ► VERB 1) represent by a drawing, painting, or other art form. 2) portray in words. DERIVATIVES depiction noun. ORIGIN Latin depingere, from pingere to paint …   English terms dictionary

  • depict — [dē pikt′, dipikt′] vt. [ME depicten < L depictus, pp. of depingere < de , intens. + pingere, to PAINT] 1. to represent in a drawing, painting, sculpture, etc.; portray; picture 2. to picture in words; describe depiction n. depictor n …   English World dictionary

  • Depict — Wikipedia does not have an encyclopedia article for Depict (search results). You may want to read Wiktionary s entry on depict instead.wiktionary:Special:Search/depict …   Wikipedia

  • depict — depicter, depictor, n. depiction, n. depictive, adj. /di pikt /, v.t. 1. to represent by or as if by painting; portray; delineate. 2. to represent or characterize in words; describe. [1625 35; < L depictus (ptp. of depingere), equiv. to de DE +… …   Universalium

  • depict — [[t]dɪpɪ̱kt[/t]] depicts, depicting, depicted 1) VERB To depict someone or something means to show or represent them in a work of art such as a drawing or painting. [V n] ...a gallery of pictures depicting Nelson s most famous battles. 2) VERB To …   English dictionary

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