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narrate
used in Ulysses by James Joyce

9 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)
  • If the accused could speak he could a tale unfold—one of the strangest that have ever been narrated between the covers of a book.
    Episode 15 — Circe (20% in)
  • Though not an implicit believer in the lurid story narrated (or the eggsniping transaction for that matter despite William Tell and the Lazarillo-Don Cesar de Bazan incident depicted in Maritana on which occasion the former's ball passed through the latter's hat) having detected a discrepancy between his name (assuming he was the person he represented himself to be and not sailing under false colours after having boxed the compass on the strict q.t. somewhere) and the fictitious...
    Episode 16 — Eumaeus (25% in)
  • He preferred himself to see another's face and listen to another's words by which potential narration was realised and kinetic temperament relieved.
    Episode 17 — Ithaca (28% in)
  • Did he see only a second coincidence in the second scene narrated to him, described by the narrator as A Pisgah Sight of Palestine or The Parable of the Plums?
    Episode 17 — Ithaca (28% in)
  • Rudolph Bloom (deceased) narrated to his son Leopold Bloom (aged 6) a retrospective arrangement of migrations and settlements in and between Dublin, London, Florence, Milan, Vienna, Budapest, Szombathely with statements of satisfaction (his grandfather having seen Maria Theresia, empress of Austria, queen of Hungary), with commercial advice (having taken care of pence, the pounds having taken care of themselves).
    Episode 17 — Ithaca (82% in)
  • Leopold Bloom (aged 6) had accompanied these narrations by constant consultation of a geographical map of Europe (political) and by suggestions for the establishment of affiliated business premises in the various centres mentioned.
    Episode 17 — Ithaca (82% in)
  • Was the narration otherwise unaltered by modifications?
    Episode 17 — Ithaca (97% in)
  • Which event or person emerged as the salient point of his narration?
    Episode 17 — Ithaca (98% in)
  • What limitations of activity and inhibitions of conjugal rights were perceived by listener and narrator concerning themselves during the course of this intermittent and increasingly more laconic narration?
    Episode 17 — Ithaca (98% in)

There are no more uses of "narrate" in Ulysses by James Joyce.

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