cast of characters

idiom

sometimes used to refer to a group of people who have important roles in a book, story, or event
The cast of characters includes President Johnson and his top advisers during the Vietnam War.

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Recent Examples on the Web Could that have something to do with the age of the contestants? Usually a haven for young twentysomething hotties, the Big Brother house this season has been populated by a much older cast of characters. EW.com, 26 Oct. 2023 There’s the great Orion himself, surrounded by his cast of characters like Taurus the Bull, Auriga the chariot driver, Gemini the Twins, Lepus the Killer Rabbit, Canis Minor the Little Dog, and Canis Major, the Big Dog. Mike Lynch, Twin Cities, 4 Feb. 2024 Set in dreary Copenhagen with a cast of characters who all could be suspects, there are red herrings galore. Andrea Duncan-Mao, Vulture, 28 Jan. 2024 In her first solo show with Ochi, the ceramic artist Kristy Moreno presents a fascinating cast of characters carved from clay: busts of vibrantly dressed people linking arms and posing back-to-back. The Editors, Los Angeles Times, 18 Jan. 2024 In the midst of a heated election and the anticipation around a high-stakes soccer match, this unlikely cast of characters soon finds itself at the center of a wide-ranging political conspiracy. Christopher Vourlias, Variety, 12 Jan. 2024 Sony The game was praised for its strong cast of characters. Samuel Axon, Ars Technica, 27 Sep. 2023 Among the living, the family dinner table at their West L.A. home was often host to a colorful cast of characters, Flynn said. Emily St. Martin, Los Angeles Times, 22 Dec. 2023 The play’s cast of characters, who also serve as narrators and commentators, are drawn from the pantheon of Greek mythology and the deities of Yoruba spirituality. Don Aucoin, BostonGlobe.com, 13 Sep. 2023 See More

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“Cast of characters.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cast%20of%20characters. Accessed 27 Feb. 2024.

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