story line


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 One challenge is creating an experience with a closed-end story line delivered in a live, randomized improvisatory setting. David Bloom, Forbes, 26 May 2022 Brit is someone who has been hurt deeply by Sam and who, like each character in the complex interweaving of the story line, has to cope with her own issues. Julie Hinds, Detroit Free Press, 17 Mar. 2022 When a presidency isn’t going well, a press corp in search of a story line inevitably starts looking at personnel, and the chief of staff is the obvious first target. Daniel Strauss, The New Republic, 27 Jan. 2022 That's part of the story line for season two, which continues to follow the Navarro College cheer team's quest to be the best despite challenges and setbacks. Lisa Respers France, CNN, 15 Jan. 2022 How can this story line still resonate with readers? Washington Post, 2 Nov. 2021 Everything about this story line continues to be a big ol’ yikes for everyone involved! Olivia Crandall, Vulture, 24 Oct. 2021 The next data point in this story line is 9/11 itself, with 3,000 people killed. CBS News, 15 Sep. 2021 Narrative is the story line around a topic or organization. Jeffrey M. O'brien, Fortune, 2 June 2022 See More

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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 Jun 2022

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“Story line.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Jun. 2022.

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