NARRATIVE in a Sentence

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narrative
 n.  story; art, technique, or process of telling story
Example Sentence:
1  My cousins, full of exhilaration, were so eloquent in narrative and comment, that their fluency covered him.
2  Plus, a narrative bibliography is included to provide a discussion of the professional literature and topics covered in the book.
3  The reason I tried to write it in narrative, is I found this to be much more honest way to present the facts of this story.
4  The story starts off as a disaster narrative, as most of humanity gets wiped out by a flu virus and the few survivors begin to cluster together.
5  The novel fails to achieve narrative continuity.
6  The author deliberately breaks the narrative continuity in order to confound the reader's expectations.
7  His trip through the world made an interesting narrative.
8  The book is written in the style of first-person narrative.
9  It's time to stop tip-toeing around my past, time to stop living a life of opprobrium, and time to take back my narrative.
10  The point here is that institutions define the discourses and narratives through which aesthetic experience is received.
11  Its story-within-a-story method of narration is confusing.
12  He has recorded the narration for the production.
13  Rochester has been favored with the most lively and the most continuous? The eagerness of a listener quickens the tongue of a narrator.
14  The entire film, filmed in a single unbroken Steadicam take, consists of an unnamed narrator wandering through the rooms of the Hermitage Museum in Saint Petersburg, where 300 years of Russian history are being acted out by a cast of thousands.
15  Myth narrates a sacred history; it relates an event that took place in primordial time, the fabulous time of the beginnings.
Classic Sentence: (115 in 8 pages)
1  Rance sat down on the horsehair sofa, and knitted his brows as though determined not to omit anything in his narrative.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART I: CHAPTER IV. WHAT JOHN RANCE HAD TO TELL
2  So thrilling had the man's narrative been, and his manner was so impressive that we had sat silent and absorbed.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART II: CHAPTER VI. A CONTINUATION OF THE REMINISCENCES OF JOHN W...
3  Go then, and first read the narrative which Lanyon warned me he was to place in your hands; and if you care to hear more, turn to the confession of.
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde By Robert Louis Stevenson
Get Context   In CHAPTER THE LAST NIGHT
4  Nor must I delay too long to bring my writing to an end; for if my narrative has hitherto escaped destruction, it has been by a combination of great prudence and great good luck.
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde By Robert Louis Stevenson
Get Context   In CHAPTER HENRY JEKYLL'S FULL STATEMENT OF THE CASE
5  For, although an ingenious Allegory relating to a butcher, a three-legged stool, a dog, and a leg of mutton, this narrative consumed time; and they were in great suspense.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER VI
6  Our history must needs retrograde for the space of a few pages, to inform the reader of certain passages material to his understanding the rest of this important narrative.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVIII
7  Thus the dangers which Bois-Guilbert surmounted, in themselves sufficiently great, became portentous in their narrative.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVII
8  She carried this point, and Sir Thomas's narrative proceeded.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIX
9  At this point of the narrative the cook turned pale, and asked the housemaid to shut the door: who asked Brittles, who asked the tinker, who pretended not to hear.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVIII
10  There was a short silence here, until Mr. Brownlow took up the thread of the narrative.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER LI
11  Perhaps, Mr. Wilson, you would have the great kindness to recommence your narrative.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In II. THE RED-HEADED LEAGUE
12  I had expected to see Sherlock Holmes impatient under this rambling and inconsequential narrative, but, on the contrary, he had listened with the greatest concentration of attention.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In III. A CASE OF IDENTITY
13  We both sat in silence for some little time after listening to this extraordinary narrative.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In IX. THE ADVENTURE OF THE ENGINEER’S THUMB
14  Lord St. Simon had by no means relaxed his rigid attitude, but had listened with a frowning brow and a compressed lip to this long narrative.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In X. THE ADVENTURE OF THE NOBLE BACHELOR
15  When Dr. Mortimer had finished reading this singular narrative he pushed his spectacles up on his forehead and stared across at Mr. Sherlock Holmes.
The Hound of the Baskervilles By A. Conan Doyle
Get Context   In Chapter 2. The Curse of the Baskervilles