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tr.v. de·pict·ed, de·pict·ing, de·picts
1. To represent in a picture or sculpture: Each page's border has designs that depict forest animals.
2. To represent in words; describe: stories that depict life on the frontier.

[Middle English depicten, from Latin dēpingere, dēpict- : dē-, de- + pingere, to picture; see peig- in Indo-European roots.]

de·pic′tion n.
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Noun1.depicting - a representation by picture or portraituredepicting - a representation by picture or portraiture
representational process - any basic cognitive process in which some entity comes to stand for or represent something else
mirror - a faithful depiction or reflection; "the best mirror is an old friend"
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As the story of 'Agnes Grey' was accused of extravagant over-colouring in those very parts that were carefully copied from the life, with a most scrupulous avoidance of all exaggeration, so, in the present work, I find myself censured for depicting CON AMORE, with 'a morbid love of the coarse, if not of the brutal,' those scenes which, I will venture to say, have not been more painful for the most fastidious of my critics to read than they were for me to describe.
I do not pretend to plead the immunities of my order so highly as this; but neither will I allow that the author of a modern antique romance is obliged to confine himself to the introduction of those manners only which can be proved to have absolutely existed in the times he is depicting, so that he restrain himself to such as are plausible and natural, and contain no obvious anachronism.
These qualities, it is true, are those pre-eminently of the "Works and Days": the literary values of the "Theogony" are of a more technical character, skill in ordering and disposing long lists of names, sure judgment in seasoning a monotonous subject with marvellous incidents or episodes, and no mean imagination in depicting the awful, as is shown in the description of Tartarus (ll.
For this new edition adds to the original merits of the work the very substantial charm of abundant illustrations, first-rate in subject and execution, and of three kinds--copper-plate likenesses of actors and other personages connected with theatrical history; a series of delicate, picturesque, highly detailed woodcuts of theatrical topography, chiefly the little old theatres; and, by way of tail-pieces to the chapters, a second series of woodcuts of a vigour and reality of information, within very limited compass, which make one think of Callot and the German [76] "little masters," depicting Garrick and other famous actors in their favourite scenes.
There were mural paintings, too, depicting great historic events of the past.
Today, the long gone city's splendour lives on in stunning rock carvings depicting Hindu deities.
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It recreated the celebrations depicting the iconic Republic Day Parade, representing various components of the country's rich heritage, culture and history: environment, architecture, textiles, wildlife, monuments, and farming.
The special train includes five galleries, depicting sacrifices rendered for achieving independence.
MUSCAT: The Central Bank of Oman (CBO) has issued gold and silver commemorative coins on the occasion of the inauguration the Royal Opera House and a silver coin depicting the coloured logo of Sultan Qaboos University (SQU) to commemorate the silver jubilee of the university.
Muscat, Nov 21 (ONA) The Central Bank of Oman (CBO) has issued a commemorative silver coin depicting coloured logo of Sultan Qaboos University (SQU) to commemorate 25 years of inauguration SQU (Silver Jubilee).
London, Sept 20 (ANI): A new UK research has suggested that teenagers who watch films depicting smoking are more likely to pick up the habit.