: true to life
a true-life story

Examples of true-life in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Hancock’s recent work has included true-life Disney story Saving Mr. Banks, and The Highwaymen with Kevin Costner and Woody Harrelson. Borys Kit, The Hollywood Reporter, 8 May 2024 Set in 1950s Texas, the film focuses on the true-life story of five Mexican-American youths who triumph against all odds while overcoming adversity, prejudice and periodic self-doubts in their pursuit of a Texas State High School Golf Championship trophy. Joe Leydon, Variety, 12 Apr. 2024 One of the world’s great true-life train heist stories is set to return to the big screen in China. Patrick Brzeski, The Hollywood Reporter, 23 Mar. 2024 This true-life tale about perseverance, compassion and second chances cuts right to the quick. Courtney Howard, Variety, 13 Mar. 2024 In the true-life story, Roberts melded her comic and dramatic talents as a single mother who takes a stuffy law firm by storm and isn't afraid to be a little flirty when taking on a utility company responsible for an environmental hazard. Brian Truitt, USA TODAY, 4 Mar. 2024 Where to watch: Netflix 'Killers of the Flower Moon' Scorsese's at the top of his legendary game with this gripping true-life Western crime drama about love and greed that wrestles with America’s complicated history concerning Indigenous people. Brian Truitt, USA TODAY, 26 Jan. 2024 In the film, which tells the wild true-life David vs. Goliath tale of the GameStop short squeeze of early 2021, the brothers give each other a lot of hell, including at one point getting into a slapping match in the backseat of their parent's car like a couple of children. Lauren Huff, EW.com, 22 Sep. 2023 Murray starred as a Civil War-era bounty hunter on the 1968-69 ABC series The Outcasts and co-wrote and directed The Cross and the Switchblade (1970), a true-life drama about a crusading New York minister (Pat Boone) that also featured Erik Estrada in his screen debut. Mike Barnes, The Hollywood Reporter, 2 Feb. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1926, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of true-life was in 1926

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“True-life.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/true-life. Accessed 24 May. 2024.

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