paint a picture


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Verb1.paint a picture - call to mind; "this remark evoked sadness"
evince, express, show - give expression to; "She showed her disappointment"
reek, smack, smell - have an element suggestive (of something); "his speeches smacked of racism"; "this passage smells of plagiarism"
incriminate, inculpate, imply - suggest that someone is guilty
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Could I paint a picture of Raffles with something other than my pen, it would be as I saw him that bright March morning, at his open door in the Albany, a trim, slim figure in matutinal gray, cool and gay and breezy as incarnate spring.
I don't think you can lightly paint a picture and say, "Oh, maybe I'll do one of these or one of those.