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Word: narrative

Definition: related to telling a story; N: narrated account; story; V. narrate: tell (a story); CF. narration

Sentences Containing 'narrative'

"Everyman's War" is an independent narrative feature war film directed by Thad Smith.
"Narrative based medicine: Why study narrative?"
"These are very deep waters," said he; "pray go on with your narrative."
As a talker, he is bound to clog his narrative with tiresome details and make himself an insufferable bore.
Chapter 32 The Disposal of a Bonanza`SUCH was Ritter's narrative,'said I to my two friends.
Cowell's story consequently appeared confusing as it disrupted this narrative.
He has used a documentary style and non-linear narrative.
He kept a journal of the expedition titled, 'W Lawsons Narrative.
He made his way by sea to Naples, and back, after hearing the narrative to which Miss Dartle had assisted me.
He seemed to pursue her figure through the narrative, and to let every other shape go by him, as if it were nothing.
Her travel narrative "Beyond the Pampas: in Search of Patagonia"[http://www.serenbooks.com/book/beyond-the-pampas-in-search-of-patagonia/9781854115911] was published in November 2012.
Historicity and origin of the narrative.
I had permission now to print provided I suppressed names and places and sent my narrative out of the country.
I have lifted it for a moment, even in this narrative, with a reluctant hand, and dropped it gladly.
In 1916 she began to publish narrative verse about the Adirondacks.
In 1980 she performed the narrative on Vangelis' "Not A Bit - All Of It" (from his "See You Later" album).
In every line of the narrative he had heard, he had heard his condemnation.
In literature, "person" is used to describe the viewpoint from which the narrative is presented.
It is written in anglified Scots, with a sprightly narrative and wry comic touches.
It uses narrative sources to complement its discoveries.
It was the only narrative film to have that distinction.
Much of its gameplay is spent on reading the story's narrative and dialogue.
Narration, the process of presenting the narrative, occurs because of the narrative mode.
Narrative Medicine connotes a medicine practiced with narrative competence and marked with an understanding of the highly complex narrative situations among doctors, patients, colleagues, and the public.
Perhaps, Mr. Wilson, you would have the great kindness to recommence your narrative.
So far I had got before I ever heard Lord St. Simon's narrative.
The first is its popular style, emphasizing narrative over theological concerns.
The history of schizophrenia is complex and does not lend itself easily to a linear narrative.
The narrative called up the most revengeful passions of the time, and there was not a head in the nation but must have dropped before it.
The narrative concentrates on the relationship between the two very different men.
The narrative is a triangle drama set in the Baltics during the Russian Civil War (1917-1922).
The narrative tense or narrative time determines the grammatical tense of the story; whether in the past, present, or future.
The novel has two distinct plot movements, separated by a break in the narrative flow.
The novel is written as a first-person narrative by the main character, Liz Dunn.
The perspective of Sobek is assumed by the reader in this narrative.
The reader is ultimately led through the text with a narrative of localities, even though few of them are physically depicted.
The reader learns the events of the narrative through the perceptions of the chosen character.
The story is told by a country housewife in first person narrative.
The thing is common in that fishery; and in the sequel of the narrative, it will then be seen what like abandonment befell myself.
The third-person narrative voices are narrative-voice techniques employed solely under the category of the third-person view.
There is much discussion of a methodology by which narrative shifting occurs.
This keeps us hooked and does not let the narrative become simplistic.
This narrative poetry not only comes from words but also images and forms.
This original narrative was subdivided later into twelve chapters.
Though there are some recurring characters and story lines, there is no central narrative.
To morrow, if you will, I will hear your narrative; but to day I wish to nurse you carefully.
Todd Berliner has written about the period's unusual narrative practices.
We both sat in silence for some little time after listening to this extraordinary narrative.
``Up to this point,''said Faria, interrupting the thread of his narrative,``this seems to you very meaningless, no doubt, eh?''
• "Fiction’s Present: Situating Contemporary Narrative Innovation".

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