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storybook

[stawr-ee-boo k, stohr-] /ˈstɔr iˌbʊk, ˈstoʊr-/
noun
1.
a book that contains a story or stories, especially for children.
Origin of storybook
1705-1715
1705-15; story1 + book
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  • Wasnt it just a storybook over which I had fallen a-doze and a-dream?

    The Two Magics Henry James
  • Wasn't it just a storybook over which I had fallen adoze and adream?

    The Turn of the Screw Henry James
  • We greeted these things as children greet the loved pictures in a storybook lost and mourned and found again.

    A Passionate Pilgrim Henry James
  • Things do happen like a storybook sometimes, don't they, Al?

  • He was thinking that it was quite a storybook coincidence that they should have come together, those two letters.

    Princeton Stories Jesse Lynch Williams
British Dictionary definitions for storybook

storybook

/ˈstɔːrɪˌbʊk/
noun
1.
a book containing stories, esp for children
adjective
2.
unreal or fantastic: a storybook world
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