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The lawyer listened with surprise to the story Robert had to tell.

They told the story of a queen who had lived to be eighty-two years old.

He recalled the story Uncle Peter had told at the Oldakers' about the woman and her hair.

So far, the story of ancient man has been the record of a wonderful achievement.

Such was the state of things at the commencement of our story.

She found a friend in a white lady, who knew her story and helped her on her way.

It seemed to come from the direction of Malbone's room, which was in the third story.

Grace led the way and the trio ascended to the second story.

Six lines would have contained all that is in it to the purpose of my story.

The story will signally fail of its purpose if it does not carry its own moral with it.

WORD ORIGIN

"account of some happening," early 13c., "narrative of important events or celebrated persons of the past," from Old French estorie, from Late Latin storia and Latin historia "history, account, tale, story" (see history). Meaning "recital of true events" first recorded late 14c.; sense of "narrative of fictitious events meant to entertain" is from c.1500. Not differentiated from history till 1500s. As a euphemism for "a lie" it dates from 1690s. Meaning "newspaper article" is from 1892. Story-teller is from 1709. Story-line first attested 1941. That's another story "that requires different treatment" is attested from 1818. Story of my life "sad truth" first recorded 1938.

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