mental picture


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Noun1.mental picture - a clear and telling mental imagemental picture - a clear and telling mental image; "he described his mental picture of his assailant"; "he had no clear picture of himself or his world"; "the events left a permanent impression in his mind"
image, mental image - an iconic mental representation; "her imagination forced images upon her too awful to contemplate"
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Now, I have a mental picture of John Doe that is as clear as a steel engraving.
Each of us has formed a mental picture of the Capronian seacoast from Bowen's manuscript, and it is not likely that any two of these pictures resemble each other, or that any of them resemble the coast as we shall presently find it.
Recent as that mental picture was, Rostopchin already felt that it had cut deep into his heart and drawn blood.
He was very amusing and I was fascinated by the mental picture of that tranquil man rolling in the surf and emerging breathless, in the costume you know, on the fair land of France, in the character of a smuggler of war material.
Unlike the apes he was not satisfied merely to have a mental picture of the things he knew, he must have a word descriptive of each.
Some pleasure he derived through conjuring mental pictures from time to time of the German he had left in the branches of the lone tree at the bottom of the high-walled gulch in which was penned the starving lion.
The horses in the stables--the long stables in a barren, red-brick court-yard, where there is a great bell in a turret, and a clock with a large face, which the pigeons who live near it and who love to perch upon its shoulders seem to be always consulting--THEY may contemplate some mental pictures of fine weather on occasions, and may be better artists at them than the grooms.
To slave over a hot audience and to see people laughing; it's a wonderful way of life being a comedian Sir Ken Dodd, who is 90 I thought if we could create something that addresses modern day issues but gives us the opportunity to sing the carols we all love, and be dazzled by the performance of great musicians - then that would be something really special Actor Sir Tony Robinson, who has helped to write a version of the traditional Nativity story with a modern twist The thing that has always struck me as deeply odd about the idea Elizabeth II is the fact that she appears, in our mental picture of her, to be distinctly lower middle-class Writer Zadie Smith assesses the Queen
Not past performances, or future performances, but right there and then" Strictly Come Dancing's head judge Shirley Ballas defends the move to vote Aston Merrygold off the show "He was such a charismatic charming don of all things Italian" Jamie Oliver pays tribute to celebrity chef Antonio Carluccio who has died aged 80 "The thing that has always struck me as deeply odd about the idea of Elizabeth II is the fact that she appears, in our mental picture of her, to be distinctly lower middleclass" Writer Zadie Smith assesses the Queen "Somebody sat on it, I think, at a garden party" The Queen describing a tree that looked to be in poor shape
The state has taken some measures to improve the situation of internal trade in Egypt, the beginning of the solution to the problems with investors, and changing the negative mental picture from the domestic trade sector, as well as presenting investment opportunities.
The thing that has always struck me as odd about the idea of Elizabeth II is the fact that she appears, in our mental picture of her, to be distinctly lower middle-class" Writer Zadie Smith assesses the Queen.
Having a false mental picture of the weather can lead to a false sense of security.