Examples of trope in a Sentence
a screenplay that reads like a catalog of mystery-thriller tropes
Recent Examples of trope from the Web
The faithful-slave trope was the ultimate example of southern paternalism that described the master-slave relationship as essentially familial, existing outside of market forces.
The novel makes too much use of shopworn archetypes—a seductive housekeeper, a self-sacrificing prostitute—but Altan deftly pushes the tropes of detective fiction into existentialist territory.
The identical twin trope harkening back to Episode Five, when the man claiming to be God said Jesus's resurrection was actually just people seeing his identical twin brother.
In a camp full of grizzled veterans and wounded warriors, Reyes doesn’t fit Hollywood tropes of a longtime guerrilla.
To reveal more about how the relationships between Chloe, Paul and Louis unfold would be to spoil the funhouse of motifs (mirrors, duh!), references and thriller tropes that Ozon has assembled with great flair and an infectious sense of mischief.
The reason the book is called Deviate is to be a trope for people to see differently—to deviate.
Need a primer on all the ways our apprehensions about the Internet have manifested into big screen tropes?
Ubiquitous computing is MUCH more mind-stretching and visionary than bog-standard, 40 year old STAR TREK space-opera tropes.
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Origin and Etymology of trope
Latin tropus, from Greek tropos turn, way, manner, style, trope, from trepein to turn
First Known Use: before 12th centurySee Words from the same year
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Definition of trope for English Language Learners
: a word, phrase, or image used in a new and different way in order to create an artistic effect
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