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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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  • It's a little play because it's kind of a character study and not heavy on plot.
  • Through his pen, inanity became animate, and the captious craft of caricature was raised to character study.
  • The intense character study builds toward a surprising conclusion.
  • It is a good likeness and an unusually convincing character study.
  • Two years is not necessarily enough time for completion of a character study.
  • As a character study it might be worth while to interview her further.

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