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plot line

noun
1.
Usually, plot lines. dialogue that advances the plot, as in a play or motion-picture script.
Origin
1955-1960
1955-60
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Examples for plot line
  • In earlier drafts of the script, there was a plot line that involved a new form of credit card: your thumb.
  • Characters travel from place to place and perform sometimes violent actions, but the novel doesn't proceed along a plot line.
  • There has to be a strong central character, a plot line, and a play on the emotions.
  • So the plot line is ridiculous as well as insulting.
  • She couldn't follow a movie's plot line or instructions to cut a pie in half.
  • The plot line styles and length and placement of axes can be modified.
  • Write a short narrative with increasingly complex sentences that develops a standard plot line, aided by a template.

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