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story

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1 a work with imaginary characters and events that is shorter and usually less complex than a novel
  • he's a talented writer, but his quirky stories will never find a wide readership

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2 a brief account of something interesting that happened especially to one personally
  • Grandpa is always telling stories about what it was like growing up on a farm

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3 a report of recent events or facts not previously known
  • a story in the morning paper about plans for a new library

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4 a relating of events usually in the order in which they happened
  • gave us the whole story of the accident

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5 a rumor or report of a personal or sensational nature
  • stories going around that the old man had died with thousands of dollars hidden under his mattress

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6 a statement known by its maker to be untrue and made in order to deceive
  • she tells stories just to get attention, so don't believe that stuff about her father being somebody important

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7 the unfolding of events in a dramatic or literary work
  • the story proceeds at a pace that many readers will find a bit too leisurely

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8 position with regard to conditions and circumstances
  • management is trying to figure out what the story is with the accident down in the warehouse

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The first known use of story was in the 13th century

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“Story.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/story. Accessed 8 Jul. 2020.

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