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synonyms for sob story

  • emotional appeal
  • hardship tale
  • heartbreaker
  • human interest
  • maudlin plea
  • pathos
  • schmaltz
  • sentimentalism
  • tale of woe
  • tearjerker
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How to use sob story in a sentence

Nothing but an extreme love of truth could have hindered me from concealing this part of my story.
GULLIVER'S TRAVELSJONATHAN SWIFT
A sob rose in her throat, and broke from her lips transformed into a trembling, sharp, glad cry.
THE BONDBOYGEORGE W. (GEORGE WASHINGTON) OGDEN
A few moments afterward he was seen dragging his own trunk ashore, while Mr. Hitchcock finished his story on the boiler deck.
THE BOOK OF ANECDOTES AND BUDGET OF FUN;VARIOUS
Obviously a tremendous question arises here as to how a story should be found in Genesis xiv.
SOLOMON AND SOLOMONIC LITERATUREMONCURE DANIEL CONWAY
Through the beautiful, windy autumn days, he labored at his difficult task, the task of telling a story.
THE HOMESTEADEROSCAR MICHEAUX
The interest of the story is now at an end; but much yet remains before the conclusion.
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, NO. CCCXXXIX. JANUARY, 1844. VOL. LV.VARIOUS
So everybody began looking for the appearance of his story in all the leading magazines.
THE HOMESTEADEROSCAR MICHEAUX
And this was all done in the story of Lazarus in such a way that it might surround every grave with illusions for centuries.
SOLOMON AND SOLOMONIC LITERATUREMONCURE DANIEL CONWAY
For this reason the story of Yung Pak's youthful days may be the more interesting to his Western cousins.
OUR LITTLE KOREAN COUSINH. LEE M. PIKE
And I, for one, absolutely decline to believe in this preposterous story of his about a bull-dog.
PUNCH, OR THE LONDON CHARIVARI, VOLUME 107, NOVEMBER 3, 1894VARIOUS
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