story line


Definition of story line

: the plot of a story or drama

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action, plot, story

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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

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Coming Friday: The top 10 story lines from 2018-19 MaxPreps senior writer Mitch Stephens covers high school sports for The San Francisco Chronicle. Mitch Stephens,, "Girls helped power the Metro Area athletic season," 5 June 2019 The rules called for each episode to be shot on Super 16mm, with story lines about adolescence set between 1960 and 1990. G. Allen Johnson, San Francisco Chronicle, "Olivier Assayas’ great 1994 film ‘Cold Water’ finally gets a U.S. release," 2 May 2018 The main story line will follow Mars as she’s hired by two parents who hope to find their son’s killer. Christian Allaire, Vogue, "Summer TV Preview: 9 Shows We Can’t Wait to Watch," 19 Apr. 2019 The eight biggest storylines to watch for the Huskies during spring practice More Here are the eight biggest story lines for the Huskies this spring. Mike Vorel, The Seattle Times, "Washington opens spring football this week. These are the top story lines to watch.," 1 Apr. 2019 Personal life story lines include his dealings with his business manager and boyfriend Gage Edward. Cynthia Billhartz Gregorian, kansascity, "DIY Network, Bravo headliners to hit Kansas City home show | The Kansas City Star," 21 Mar. 2018 Each version of the badge had its own story line, based on the badge's theme. Sean Gallagher, Ars Technica, "Honoring the ’80s, Def Con’s badge is also a text adventure," 14 Aug. 2018 His removal from the final two episodes will likely have writers scrambling to come up with new story lines. Joe Flint, WSJ, "Fox Cuts Jussie Smollett From Final Episodes of ‘Empire’ Season," 22 Feb. 2019 Some Republicans are also worn out by these story lines, but GOP voters are more likely than Democrats to find these topics exciting to hear about, the survey showed. Annie Linskey,, "Democrats worry their voters are more exhausted than outraged by Trump," 12 July 2018

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First Known Use of story line

1941, in the meaning defined above

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15 Jun 2019

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The first known use of story line was in 1941

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English Language Learners Definition of story line

: the series of events that happen in a story

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to move with exaggerated bouncy motions

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