bedtime story


Definition of bedtime story 

: a story read or recounted to someone (such as a child) at bedtime

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Now at his house in the shadow of rugged Camelback Mountain, Palmer still has time to read a bedtime story to his 6-year-old twins, Fletch and Elle, and to 4-year-old daughter Bries. Peter King,, "A Quarterback and His Game Plan, Part I: Five Days to Learn 171 Plays," 18 Nov. 2015 Instead, you are pulled you into its unceasing tidal sweep, as tickled as a toddler with a bedtime story that promises endless permutations. Ben Brantley, New York Times, "Review: ‘The Lehman Trilogy’ Is a Transfixing Epic of Riches and Ruin," 13 July 2018 Rapunzel, the long-haired maiden locked in a tower by an evil witch, has been immortalized in countless bedtime stories and adaptations, from the Brothers Grimm to Disney. Maria Cramer,, "Rapunzel, Rapunzel let down your trademark restrictions," 5 June 2018 For Buikus, growing up in a midwestern Christian household, the bedtime stories were of good versus evil, discovering meaning in the meaningless, the impossible made possible and faith. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Meet Izzi Buikus, the July artist-in-residence at the Cedarburg Cultural Center," 10 July 2018 This is cool Bose’s new Sleepbuds: A bedtime story. Recode Staff, Recode, "Recode Daily: Under pressure, Trump changes his border policy," 21 June 2018 While there are some touching smaller moments where this effort bears fruit—like crafting a personalized bedtime story for Alice—for the most part the game is too nakedly emotionally manipulative to really be satisfying. Kyle Orland, Ars Technica, "Detroit: Become Human review: Robotic in all of the wrong ways," 24 May 2018 Parents can choose one or both special pirate packages; a tuck-in that includes a bedtime story and chat with the resort’s mascot and princess, and an indoor pirate campout in a tent with a porthole that includes treasures for the night. Amy Aumick,, "Explore Florida's Nassau County: Ritz carves out a luxurious corner," 6 May 2018 His favorite bedtime story was about the San Francisco earthquake, how his bed rocked and how the city burned. Carl Nolte, San Francisco Chronicle, "The work of Rube Goldberg — artist, inventor, adjective — on display in SF," 15 Mar. 2018

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1868, in the meaning defined above

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