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stage business

business (def 10).
Origin of stage business
1815-25 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Her figure is too petite to give effect to heroic characters; but her voice is good, and her stage business soign√©.

  • The whole of this stage business was simply flying in the face of Providence.

  • Played off on her a bit of the stage business she is so fond of.

  • So, in the matter of this stage business, you can take no steps to restrain her?

    The Third Degree Charles Klein and Arthur Hornblow
  • The amount of whipping and other stage business to accompany this recitative might safely be trusted to choir boy impromptu.

    St. Nicholas George H. McKnight
  • "But at least wait until you've looked into the stage business," he urged.

    The Grain Of Dust David Graham Phillips
  • Dialogue and stage business which were in vogue even as late as 1880 would not be tolerated now.

    Nat Goodwin's Book Nat C. Goodwin
  • It was very long before even the first-rate geniuses could acquire the mechanical knowledge of the stage business.

    Chronicles of the Canongate Sir Walter Scott
  • When he bestows a lyrical or descriptive touch upon the narrative it is always incidental to conversation or stage business.

    Francis Beaumont: Dramatist Charles Mills Gayley
  • I have some undoubted scenes from the drama; but most of the remainder are merely detached lines and bits of stage business.

    Ashton-Kirk, Investigator John T. McIntyre

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