Definition for narrative

adjective as in storylike, chronological

noun as in story, tale

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Example Sentences

So much for the narrative about his best days passing him by — for now, at least.

Contrary to the accepted narrative about how to build a championship contender, the Heat have gotten to this stage with historically limited playoff experience and an unusually deep ensemble cast of contributors around star Jimmy Butler.

Svetlana, like Selin, is interested in language as a tool for building narratives, and in the idea of constantly telling a story about oneself.

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When you see a burnt building, that is helping the wrong side of the narrative.

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Even if you accept those terms, our own review raised issues with how the game develops its narrative.

For his part, Bratton is disappointed but not surprised that the same narrative is already being mapped onto Fry and Spencer.

Traditionally, popular history is almost purely driven by narrative.

The other narrative is of mobility in the service of ambition.

A twinned, imagined narrative of a fictitious Fidel Castro and a Miami exile intent on assassinating him.

The opening of the battle narrative begins on—get this—page 266!

It is not, however, the incident in itself that is now referred to, but only the formality ascribed to it in the narrative.

As they walked along, he listened with trembling, half-incredulous hope to Jos's interpretation of Aunt Ri's voluble narrative.

A verbal narrative has of course in itself nothing similar to the scenes and events of which it tells.

At this part of Lorenzo's narrative, a cry, unutterable in words, burst from the engloomed but steadfast bosom of his auditor.

"I wonder if she has ever tried to condense rudeness into an epigram," said Isabel viciously, pausing in her narrative.


On this page you'll find 62 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to narrative, such as: historical, anecdotal, fictional, fictive, narrated, and recounted.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.