v. t.1.See Portray.
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T]he same sentiment that first led me to pourtray scenes replete with
41) As exemplar of the Godhead Incarnate chant was also "designed by our Divine Redeemer to pourtray (sic), in a perceptible and intelligible manner, the attributes and characteristics of the human nature, which He took to Himself from His blessed Mother, and this in the manner of an abiding manifestation of Himself in the Church.
After again reporting that he "fancied" that he heard an aurora "and so much was judgement misled by imagination, that I thought I saw masses vibrating after contact," Hooper went on to write that "no pen nor pencil can pourtray [sic] its fickle hues, its radiance, and its grandeur.
The faculty of imitation cannot pourtray [sic], with fidelity, the diversified workings of the human mind.
But where shall we find such a thorough knowledge of nature, such an insight into the human heart, as is displayed by our NOVELISTS; when, as an agreeable relief from the insipid sameness of polite insincerity, they condescend to pourtray in coarse colours, the workings of more genuine passions in the bosom of Dolly, the dairy-maid, or Hannah, the house-maid?
what words can lab'ring thoughts employ T'express the feelings felt, or ev'n pourtray Those scenes majestic passing in review Before th' imagination, as we aim To trace their causes, from th' effects produced?
12) The following is a definition of the process a romance writer follows in his compositions: "The writer of romance collects his materials from all sources, experience, report, and the records of human affairs; then generalises them; and finally selects, from their elements and the various combinations they afford, those instances which he is best qualified to pourtray (sic), and which he judges most calculated to impress the heart and improve the faculties of his reader" ("HR" 299).
I desire therein to be delineated in mine owne genuine, simple and ordinarie fashion, without contention, art or study; for it is myself I pourtray.
His role, as he saw it, was one of "lending a hand to a dying nation, who have no historians or biographers of their own to pourtray with fidelity their native looks and history" (3).
That charming Scotch lady [ldots] who apparently moves like a glistening planet in the very highest circles, has been at trouble to pourtray (sic) for us, in colours which glow and live, what she calls "the sin and scandal of the smart set".
The character of Amelia is that of arch simplicity; the most elegant, but perhaps the most difficult character in nature faithfully to pourtray.
He meant to pourtray a person in whose view the <external> world and all its incidents <and objects> were comparatively dim, and of no interest of themselves, and which began to interest only when they were reflected in the mirror of his mind.