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character study

noun
1.
a work of fiction in which the delineation of the central character's personality is more important than the plot.
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  • Simplicity of style, strength, and delicacy of character study will mark this book as one of the most significant of the year.

    The Black Poodle F. Anstey
  • As they consist of character study rather than incident, mere extracts are apt to appear incomplete and meaningless.

  • The subtleties of character study did not interest him; and for this reason he failed in representing old age.

    Correggio Estelle M. Hurll
  • We hesitate to discuss this gruesome subject, but the character study of these pages would not be complete without it.

    Is the Devil a Myth? C. F. Wimberly
  • They were fine, merry-faced girls, and here again Denham found a keen bit of character study.

    Forging the Blades Bertram Mitford
  • This is the reason Charleston and Augusta stand with the Northerners for character study, history and individual charm.

  • That is all very interesting as a character study, but we are not here to study characters, but to get at facts.

    The Starbucks Opie Percival Read
  • The novel of incident in which the plot is everything and description and character study are avoided or subordinated to action.

    Journeys Through Bookland, Vol. 10 Charles Herbert Sylvester
  • Percival Channing, with his carefully developed flair for character study, guessed them from the first.

    Kildares of Storm Eleanor Mercein Kelly

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