living picture

tableau ( def 3 ).

1870–75 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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Example sentences
More commonly, however, it is part of his plan to present a living picture of the time of which he writes.
His living picture lingers still with more than one old inhabitant.
She replaces the picture of failure, which threatens to become fixed in her mind, with a more vivid and living picture of success.
If this thing keeps up he will soon be a living picture.
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