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character study

a work of fiction in which the delineation of the central character's personality is more important than the plot. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • They were fine, merry-faced girls, and here again Denham found a keen bit of character study.

    Forging the Blades Bertram Mitford
  • Combines the interest of character study with a realistic picture of life in the war zone.

  • As they consist of character study rather than incident, mere extracts are apt to appear incomplete and meaningless.

  • We hesitate to discuss this gruesome subject, but the character study of these pages would not be complete without it.

    Is the Devil a Myth? C. F. Wimberly
  • This is the reason Charleston and Augusta stand with the Northerners for character study, history and individual charm.

  • The novel of incident in which the plot is everything and description and character study are avoided or subordinated to action.

    Journeys Through Bookland, Vol. 10

    Charles Herbert Sylvester
  • That is all very interesting as a character study, but we are not here to study characters, but to get at facts.

    The Starbucks

    Opie Percival Read
  • And last of all is the "Medicine-Show," which is a character study situated on the banks of the Mississippi.

    More Portmanteau Plays Stuart Walker
  • There are two ways of presenting a character study of the uncultivated types of civilized humanity.

    Famous Prima Donnas Lewis Clinton Strang

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