story line

noun

Definition of story line

: the plot of a story or drama

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Examples of story line in a Sentence

the story line is clumsily interrupted several times to provide some much-needed background information
Recent Examples on the Web Much of the popular story line in the SEC has been focused on Kentucky's unexpected struggles. Scott Gleeson, USA TODAY, "NCAA Tournament bracketology: Forget Kentucky, the SEC is in good shape this year," 18 Feb. 2021 James Garner was in it, and the story line was about a Black man, a World War II vet who was very bitter. Rich Heldenfels, Star Tribune, "'Bridgerton' second season production set for spring," 1 Feb. 2021 The populist story line is that nonstop chatter on social media about once downtrodden stocks, such as GameStop, put power back into the pocketbooks of the people. Susan Tompor, Detroit Free Press, "GameStop gamers battle risk in fight against Wall Street," 29 Jan. 2021 Its white-savior story line reads much differently nearly 60 years after its publication. Dorany Pineda Staff Writer, Los Angeles Times, "In Burbank schools, a book-banning debate over how to teach antiracism," 12 Nov. 2020 Her story line is steady in some parts and rushed in others. Rachel Epstein, Marie Claire, "'His Only Wife' Is a Refreshingly Modern Ghanaian Love Story," 2 Nov. 2020 In another outdoors story line, Republicans and Democrats will deal once again with an as-yet-unapproved set of enhancement projects advanced in 2019 by the Legislative-Citizen Commission on Minnesota Resources (LCCMR). Tony Kennedy, Star Tribune, "Held-up outdoors projects, issues piled high for Minnesota lawmakers," 8 Jan. 2021 My first feeling was claustrophobia—a frantic urgency to escape, get off this road, slip into another story line. Rebekah Taussig, Time, "A Partner With Cancer, a New Baby and a Pandemic: How I Learned to Live in a Tangle of Joy and Pain," 5 Jan. 2021 The conclusion to Marina’s story line in season one of Bridgerton lines right up with Marina’s appearance in the novels, setting her up for what is to be a tragic end. Maggie Fremont, Vulture, "What to Expect From Bridgerton Season Two, Based on the Novels," 15 Jan. 2021

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First Known Use of story line

1941, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of story line was in 1941

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23 Feb 2021

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“Story line.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/story%20line. Accessed 24 Feb. 2021.

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story line

noun

English Language Learners Definition of story line

: the series of events that happen in a story

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