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narrate
used in Nine Stories

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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)
  • Once he started narrating, our interest never flagged.
    4 — The Laughing Man (12% in)
  • In an instant, an unconditional silence filled the bus, cutting off from the Chief any alternative but to take up his narrating position.
    4 — The Laughing Man (88% in)

There are no more uses of "narrate" in Nine Stories.

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