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The victories were portrayed at the time as a potential sea change in the world of Alaska politics, where more than 57% of registered voters have declined to publicly choose a party but Republicans win most statewide races.Alaska’s “Him Too” Moment: When Politicians and Allies Come With Accusations of Their Own|by Kyle Hopkins, Anchorage Daily News and Greg Kim, KYUK|October 23, 2020|ProPublica
He hopes to do so by portraying himself as a fresh face who can bring change, and to define Peters as unacceptable in some way.The surprisingly close Michigan Senate race, explained|Andrew Prokop|October 16, 2020|Vox
She is portrayed staring longingly at children attending a school at which she is paid to perform, but which she can’t afford to attend.A documentary and a Bollywood film highlight two disparate paths in mathematics|Emily Conover|October 15, 2020|Science News
Republicans, meanwhile, tried to turn the tables on Democrats and portray them as partisan actors bent on painting a qualified nominee as a political hack.The Battle Lines Are Set After The First Day Of The Amy Coney Barrett Hearings|Amelia Thomson-DeVeaux (Amelia.Thomson-DeVeaux@abc.com)|October 12, 2020|FiveThirtyEight
The campaigns have signaled that they do not want to risk being portrayed as afraid to show up for a debate, concerned it could be cast as a sign of weakness.VP debate to feature plexiglass barriers to increase safety|Chelsea Janes, Josh Dawsey, Matt Viser|October 6, 2020|Washington Post
Were you playing up or, on the flip side, shying away from portraying a romantic attraction?Inside the Lifetime Whitney Houston Movie’s Lesbian Lover Storyline|Kevin Fallon|December 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Or one portraying the former KGB officer as a superhero surrounded by doves?
There's a huge difference between portraying these young women as relatable and making them seem unremarkable.
Do you feel they did an ample job of portraying his troubled later years—in particular, the violence towards women?Octavia Spencer on Hollywood and Race: The Film Roles I’m Offered Are Too Small|Marlow Stern|July 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
What goes into portraying one of the most terrifying villains on TV?OITNB’s New Villain Vee, Played By Lorraine Toussaint, Speaks for the First Time|Kevin Fallon|June 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Then they both looked at another miniature portraying him riding one lamb, while he was decking another with ribbons.Napoleon's Young Neighbor|Helen Leah Reed
Was it necessary to glorify his acts, then it was done by portraying him as Cyrus or Alexander.The History of Modern Painting, Volume 1 (of 4)|Richard Muther
We have studiously avoided portraying fashionable life according to the vulgar notions, whether depreciatory or panegyrical.
He is not experimenting; he is not speaking of theories; he is portraying to us what was his everyday life.On Prayer and The Contemplative Life|St. Thomas Aquinas
For a long time they continued to be favourite secondary themes, introduced in portraying the destiny of heroes.Elements of Folk Psychology|Wilhelm Wundt