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living picture

tableau (def 3).
Origin of living picture
First recorded in 1870-75 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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Examples from the Web for living picture
Historical Examples
  • Walter Butler was most perfectly built--a living picture of grace.

    In the Valley Harold Frederic
  • It's positively miraculous, too; she's the living picture of a girl of my friend Montague's.

    The Manxman Hall Caine
  • Evidently they were both well satisfied with the living picture of the salon.

    The Bondwoman Marah Ellis Ryan
  • Spero did not know that he was the living picture of his father.

  • The smallest details of the living picture do not escape her notice.

    Mary Wollstonecraft Elizabeth Robins Pennell
  • In an instant every door frame was filled with a living picture.

    My New Curate P.A. Sheehan
  • What a living picture does it give us of this remarkable family!

    Pascal John Tulloch
  • The thing, in short, made a living picture like a cinematograph.

    Hilda Wade Grant Allen
  • This chapter contains a lovely and living picture of Wisdom.

  • Her eyes were sunk into her head by weeping, and her face was a living picture of grief.

    Camilla Fanny Burney
British Dictionary definitions for living picture

living picture

another term for tableau vivant
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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