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  • nounimpersonation of a character
  • nounduty, function

synonyms for roles

  • act
  • appearance
  • aspect
  • character
  • part
  • performance
  • portrayal
  • acting
  • bit
  • clothing
  • execution
  • extra
  • guise
  • hero
  • ingenue
  • lead
  • look
  • personification
  • piece
  • player
  • presentation
  • representation
  • semblance
  • show
  • star
  • stint
  • super
  • title
  • walk-on
  • seeming
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antonyms for roles

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  • whole
  • disregard
  • ignorance
  • reality
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How to use roles in a sentence

A great deal of the time life seems to me a hopeless puzzle; I am so utterly unfitted for the roles I labor to play.
LOVE'S PILGRIMAGEUPTON SINCLAIR
They were easy enough to spot, once you knew where to look—for they, alone in Tylerton, changed their roles from day to day.
THE TUNNEL UNDER THE WORLDFREDERIK POHL
Neither does the lyric actress practise her roles with full tones, for she is well used to saving her voice.
PIANO MASTERYHARRIETTE BROWER
Mrs. Morgan, Mrs. Hoagland, and the actor who had taken Bamberger's part were representing the principal roles in this scene.
SISTER CARRIETHEODORE DREISER
The others had played silent roles, but now one of them was suddenly called to participate actively in the drama.
THE SUBSTITUTE PRISONERMAX MARCIN
It has outgrown its human teacher and now our roles are reversed: Now it is me who's sitting literally at The Brain's feet.
THE BRAINALEXANDER BLADE
We live in a society in which different people have different roles to play in relation to everyone else.
HEREIN IS LOVEREUEL L. HOWE
They might prowl at night, but in the daytime all of the time agents kept within the bounds of the roles they were acting.
THE TIME TRADERSANDRE NORTON
And now that the voyage was really started, those who were to take part in the play began to consider their roles.
THE MOVING PICTURE GIRLS AT SEALAURA LEE HOPE
As a result Krishna was portrayed in a number of highly conflicting roles—as husband, rake, seducer, paramour and gallant.
THE LOVES OF KRISHNA IN INDIAN PAINTING AND POETRYW. G. ARCHER
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WORDS RELATED TO ROLES

  • actors
  • actresses
  • artists
  • characters
  • company
  • dramatis personae
  • list
  • parts
  • players
  • roles
  • troupe
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

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