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narrate
used in The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass

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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)
  • He listened attentively to my narration of the circumstances leading to the savage outrage, and gave many proofs of his strong indignation at it.
    Chapter 10 (93% in)
  • Whilst I am detailing bloody deeds which took place during my stay on Colonel Lloyd's plantation, I will briefly narrate another, which occurred about the same time as the murder of Demby by Mr. Gore.
    Chapter 4 (89% in)
  • But before narrating any of the peculiar circumstances, I deem it proper to make known my intention not to state all the facts connected with the transaction.
    Chapter 11 (1% in)

There are no more uses of "narrate" in The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass.

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