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running commentary

a continuous spoken description of an event while it is happening
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  • Then follow about thirty pages of Holiday Notices; a sort of running commentary on the Calendar.

  • It was issued in six bulky volumes, with only eight or nine verses to a page, and a running commentary in the margin.

  • He readjusted the focus carefully, carrying on a running commentary.

    Badge of Infamy Lester del Rey
  • According to her usual practice, Felicity kept up a running commentary on her correspondence.

    The Twelfth Hour Ada Leverson
  • Hannah helped her to dress to the accompaniment of a running commentary on the state of her clothing.

    Madame Flirt Charles E. Pearce
  • It evidently is one of those remarks of the author which form a kind of running commentary by Knox on this communication.

  • Such was the running commentary Balfour kept up all the time they were engaged in depositing the sick man in the carriage.

    Sir Brook Fossbrooke, Volume I. Charles James Lever
  • And had sent it off to his college friend, Carmichael of Drumtochty, with a running commentary of a very piquant character.

    Afterwards Ian Maclaren
  • A sort of running commentary would have given greater vivacity to the numerous extracts.

  • Then she and Lydia Holdfast alone played parts in the running commentary of her dreams.

    Great Porter Square, v. 2 Benjamin Leopold Farjeon

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