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narrate
used in Frankenstein

7 uses
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Definition
to tell a story-possibly as the main voice in a documentary; or a character who speaks to the audience in a performance
The specific meaning of narrate depends on context. For example:
  • "She narrated her story with tears in her eyes." — told a story
  • "Her diary chillingly narrates her descent into madness." — tells a story in writing
  • "Morgan Freeman narrated the documentary which features historic news reports and interviews." — was the voice that tells a story while tying the scenes of a documentary together
  • "The character who plays the Stage Director in Our Town also narrates for the audience." — when an actor in a play, movie, or other performance helps to tell the story by talking directly to the audience (breaking the imaginary barrier between the performers and the audience)
  • Natural philosophy is the genius that has regulated my fate; I desire, therefore, in this narration, to state those facts which led to my predilection for that science.
    Chapter 2 (42% in)
  • He heard with attention the little narration concerning my studies and smiled at the names of Cornelius Agrippa and Paracelsus, but without the contempt that M. Krempe had exhibited.
    Chapter 3 (86% in)
  • These wonderful narrations inspired me with strange feelings.
    Chapter 13 (62% in)
  • The latter part of his tale had kindled anew in me the anger that had died away while he narrated his peaceful life among the cottagers, and as he said this I could no longer suppress the rage that burned within me.
    Chapter 17 (5% in)
  • My own strength is exhausted, and I must tell, in a few words, what remains of my hideous narration.
    Chapter 23 (56% in)
  • When I had concluded my narration I said, "This is the being whom I accuse and for whose seizure and punishment I call upon you to exert your whole power.
    Chapter 23 (79% in)
  • "Since you have preserved my narration," said he, "I would not that a mutilated one should go down to posterity."
    Chapter 24 (40% in)

There are no more uses of "narrate" in Frankenstein.

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