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Depiction   /dɪpˈɪkʃən/   Listen

A graphic or vivid verbal description.  Synonyms: characterisation, characterization, delineation, picture, word-painting, word picture.  "The author gives a depressing picture of life in Poland" , "The pamphlet contained brief characterizations of famous Vermonters"
A representation by picture or portraiture.  Synonyms: depicting, portrayal, portraying.
A drawing of the outlines of forms or objects.  Synonyms: delineation, limning, line drawing.
Representation by drawing or painting etc.  Synonyms: delineation, portrayal.

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"Depiction" Quotes from Famous Books

... between the inhabitants of the earth and the dweller in the regions of the dead—between Ulysses and Achilles—is remarkable for its horrible depiction of the future life: ...
— The Human Side of Animals • Royal Dixon

... for wood-cuts, particularly when used to illustrate the indispensable psychological crisis of some outworn romance. There is in my possession at this minute a masterful depiction of a tall, bearded, horrified man who, clad in an anonymous rig of goat skins, with a fantastic umbrella clasped weakly in one huge paw, bends to examine an indication of humanity in the somewhat cubist wilderness whereof he had fancied himself ...
— The Enormous Room • Edward Estlin Cummings

... fields Pyle's work may be equaled, surpassed, save in one. It is improbable that anyone else will ever bring his combination of interest and talent to the depiction of these old-time Pirates, any more than there could be a second Remington to paint the now extinct Indians and gun-fighters of ...
— Howard Pyle's Book of Pirates • Howard I. Pyle

... a good idea. The boys enjoyed the scenes thrown on the screene, and were particularly taken with a depiction of a ...
— Jack Ranger's Western Trip - From Boarding School to Ranch and Range • Clarence Young

... illustrations, are more conventional than Fuseli's and never naively original as are Blake's. Indeed, of Blake's mystic poetry and divination Martin betrays no trace. He is not so much the seer as the inventor of infernal harmonies. Satan reviewing his army of devils is truly magnificent in its depiction of the serried host armed for battle; behind glistens burning Tophet in all its smoky splendour. Satan in shining armour must be a thousand feet high; he is sadly out of scale. So, too, in the quarrel of Michael and Satan over the sleeping ...
— Promenades of an Impressionist • James Huneker

... certainly drawn with a good deal of pathos. It is not a work one could possibly put into the hands of a lady; which is to be regretted on all accounts, for I do not know how it may strike you; but it seems to me—as a depiction, if I make myself clear—to rise high above its compeers—even famous compeers. Even in Scott, Dickens, Thackeray, or Hawthorne, the sentiment of love appears to me to be ...
— The Wrecker • Robert Louis Stevenson and Lloyd Osbourne

... the young artist was then but a girl, looked like a cherub of pug-nosed, pink good nature, with its head loose. I can see that little sketch now, and I feel still a wave of the dizziness of my indignation at its strange depiction of a strong man reduced to dollhood. Miss Boott being a true artist in the bud, there was, of course, the eerie likeness of some unlike portraits. It became famous with us all as the most startling semblance we had ever witnessed. I sincerely wish that the ardor with which ...
— Memories of Hawthorne • Rose Hawthorne Lathrop

Words linked to "Depiction" :   mirror, portrait, depicting, picturing, animalization, description, characterization, verbal description, epithet, drawing, representational process, portraiture, pictorial representation, depict

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