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narrative
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The Idiot
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  • The general interrupted once more with questions; while the prince again replied with the narrative we have heard before.
  • This is the reason why he was so unwilling to take lunch (on the morning upon which we took up this narrative) with the rest of his family.

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  • The prince gave a short narrative of what we have heard before, leaving out the greater part.
  • One’s conscience very soon informs one what is the proper narrative to tell.
  • The prince expressed his thanks once more, and eating heartily the while, recommenced the narrative of his life in Switzerland, all of which we have heard before.
  • However, I hope I shall not interfere with the proper sequence of my narrative too much, if I diverge for a moment at this point, in order to explain the mutual relations between General Epanchin’s family and others acting a part in this history, at the time when we take up the thread of their destiny.
  • "Oh, my dear prince," cried the general, who was now so intoxicated with his own narrative that he probably could not have pulled up at the most patent indiscretion.
  • The prince nearly always pretended to be amused, whether he were so actually or no; but often enough he laughed sincerely, delighted by the brilliancy of her wit when she was carried away by her narrative, as she very often was.

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as in: Narrative of the Life of... Define
a story
as in: a class about narrative writing Define
related to a story or the telling of it
as in: They advanced their narrative. Define
an underlying story that fits or advances a way of thinking--such as a political philosophy
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