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story line

noun
1.
plot (def 2).
2.
a detailed description of the plot of a motion picture, TV series, etc., for use by writers, producers, prospective investors, or the like:
The story line runs to 125 pages.
Also, storyline.
Origin
1945-1950
1945-50
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  • It made a good story line, even though it may be highly unlikely in reality.
  • At the end of each mission you get a cinematic that sets up more of the story line.
  • His story line is that he had gone to rehab and has now emerged to make this statement and is now going back to rehab.
  • The reader can easily follow the story line, but the characters are undeveloped.
  • Call on different students to add to the story, eliciting a variety of responses while deciding the next part of the story line.
  • One clear story line would have been worth more than a series of subplots and tangents.
British Dictionary definitions for story line

story line

noun
1.
the plot of a book, film, play, etc
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