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How to use denouement in a sentence

We take pleasure in watching a plot unfold, including the suspense, climax, and denouement, and may choose not to spoil it by knowing the ending in advance.
IT’S NOT IRRATIONAL TO PARTY LIKE IT’S 1999 - ISSUE 108: CHANGESTEVEN PINKERNOVEMBER 17, 2021NAUTILUS
This is why the denouement of Ratatouille has never quite hit me.
I NEARLY SET MY HOUSE ON FIRE TRYING TO MAKE THE LIGHTNING MUSHROOM FROM ‘RATATOUILLE’JAYA SAXENASEPTEMBER 27, 2021EATER
The denouement of his history was a tragic one, and had come a few days before the time when our narrative opens.
ERIC, OR LITTLE BY LITTLEFREDERIC W. FARRAR
The plot becomes more intense and tragic, as it approaches toward the denouement.
HARPER'S NEW MONTHLY MAGAZINE VOL. IV, NO. 19, DEC 1851VARIOUS
The hour had now come for the denouement of that home tragedy which was being enacted in the Rue St. Gilles.
OTHER PEOPLE'S MONEYEMILE GABORIAU
Our best plan is to remain silent and wait for the denouement.
THE WHITE ROSE OF MEMPHISWILLIAM C. FALKNER
Then came the denouement; the marriage arranged for him had been a mockery.
SONS AND FATHERSHARRY STILLWELL EDWARDS
Words are inadequate to describe the scene that followed upon this denouement.
CLEMENCERETTA BABCOCK
Another year had gone by since the denouement at Bromley Towers.
BLUEBELLMRS. GEORGE CROFT HUDDLESTON
When the denouement came she was, as Blanch had predicted, completely taken aback.
UNCLE TERRYCHARLES CLARK MUNN
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WORDS RELATED TO DENOUEMENT

  • aftereffect
  • aftermath
  • burden
  • climax
  • completion
  • conclusion
  • consequence
  • core
  • culmination
  • denouement
  • development
  • effect
  • end
  • ending
  • event
  • eventuality
  • finale
  • finish
  • gist
  • issue
  • meaning
  • meat
  • outcome
  • payoff
  • pith
  • purport
  • result
  • sense
  • sequel
  • substance
  • termination
  • thrust
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