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The coroner recorded a narrative verdict and said it was unclear why she had killed herself. The Sun (2016)That narrative is part of the history of the game. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The assistant coroner recorded a narrative verdict. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The coroner returned a narrative verdict. Times, Sunday Times (2017)Another narrative propels the story too, that of ambition. Times, Sunday Times (2016)And while the narrative arc may seem persuasive, what's missing is the facts. Times, Sunday Times (2016)At least, that is how the historical narrative has played out over the past 200 years. Times, Sunday Times (2017)She said that they would praise her'unique voice and haunting narrative' before rejecting her. Times, Sunday Times (2016)She did a review and that was not an investigative review, that was a narrative report looking at the evidence that had... been assembled. Times, Sunday Times (2016)His narrative poems had been one aspect of this. Arthur Herman THE SCOTTISH ENLIGHTENMENT: The Scots' Invention of the Modern World (2002)His lively journalistic style keeps the narrative on the boil. Times, Sunday Times (2006)The problem is that the arc of the narrative is just too predictable. Times, Sunday Times (2006)It is in the physical descriptions that the narrative slows. The Times Literary Supplement (2013)With daring narrative this book explores what it means to love and be loved. Times, Sunday Times (2009)His narrative techniques are skilful and there are some thrilling scenes. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Making his story the main narrative turns this into an unexpectedly sympathetic account. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The coroner gave a narrative verdict saying opportunities to spot a serious infection were missed. The Sun (2013)This is the foundation for building a historical and emotional narrative. Bloom, Carol & Gitter, Andrea (contributor) & Gutwill, Susan (contributor) & Kogel, Laura (contributor) & Zaphiropoulos, Lela (contributor) Eating Problems: A Feminist Psychoanalytic Treatment Model (1994)Then there is the question of narrative voice. The Times Literary Supplement (2014)These days other historical narratives are being heard. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Both books are written in a narrative style. Times, Sunday Times (2006)It is a narrative arc we all grasp intuitively. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The challenge in any first-person narrative is staying in character and resisting the tendency to preach in a costume. Christianity Today (2000)But The Hobbit is already a journey narrative. The Times Literary Supplement (2012)The majority of these poems count as narrative verse, but you wouldn't read them for the plot. The Times Literary Supplement (2013)It is hard to know how explicit this was, since programmes follow a step-by-step narrative in their descriptions of a numbered key. The Times Literary Supplement (2014)According to the narrative in that report, inflation has been pushed up by a series of one-off factors that will fade away over time. Times, Sunday Times (2010)

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Translations for 'narrative'

British English: narrative NOUN
A narrative is a story or an account of a series of events.
...a fast-moving narrative.

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