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Origin of portrait
OTHER WORDS FROM portraitpor·trait·like, adjective
Words nearby portrait
Example sentences from the Web for portrait
A portrait of him was done once in which the collar point was made to sit in its proper place.
All of which makes David Freeman's portrait of Hitchcock in his final days all the more poignant.
She slow-motion jogs through the courtyard, paints his portrait, and carves his name into a tree.Taylor Swift’s ‘Blank Space’: Hell Hath No Fury Like A Tay-Tay Scorned|Sujay Kumar|November 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
This portrait reflects my personal experiences from childhood.‘Gods of Suburbia’: Dina Goldstein’s Arresting Photo Series on Religion vs. Consumerism|Dina Goldstein|November 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
She broods on a portrait of her mistress, happy that it cannot say “you are not mine.”Sor Juana: Mexico’s Most Erotic Poet and Its Most Dangerous Nun|Katie Baker|November 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He said the portrait of Mrs Housman was Bell's chef-d'oeuvre.Passing By|Maurice Baring
I know you'll think I'm foolish, but whenever I look at her portrait I think of him.The Music Master|Charles Klein
Vous ne trouverez pas le portrait ressemblant, said the Count, giving him the snuff-box,—mais les diamants.Tour in England, Ireland, and France, in the years 1826, 1827, 1828 and 1829.|Hermann Pckler-Muskau
I send one—but he is now older than his portrait by some two years.The Life and Letters of Lafcadio Hearn, Volume 2|Elizabeth Bisland
The portrait unlike all he has seen in painting or engraving: very pale, very thoughtful, very commanding, he says.Letters of Edward FitzGerald|Edward FitzGerald
British Dictionary definitions for portrait
- a painting, drawing, sculpture, photograph, or other likeness of an individual, esp of the face
- (as modifier)a portrait gallery