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feature story

a newspaper or magazine article or report of a person, event, an aspect of a major event, or the like, often having a personal slant and written in an individual style.
Compare follow-up (def 3b), hard news, news story.
the main or most prominent story in a magazine.
Also called feature.
Origin of feature story
First recorded in 1910-15 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Going straight to the point, she asked to be assigned a feature story on the cult ceremony that night in the monastery.

    The Cry at Midnight Mildred A. Wirt
  • In every community the exception to the rule is played up as the feature story.

    David Lannarck, Midget George S. Harney
  • Now that she actually was embarked upon adventure, she rather regretted she had promised Mr. DeWitt a feature story.

    The Cry at Midnight Mildred A. Wirt
  • “We want to write a feature story about your machine too,” Penny continued.

    Signal in the Dark Mildred A. Wirt
  • I was thinking of Cousin Pollie's comment when she first saw a feature story in the Herald signed with my name.

    Amazing Grace Kate Trimble Sharber
  • feature story, maybe, but it's pretty run-of-the-mill stuff, even at that.

    The Telenizer Don Thompson
  • To my astonishment it was all backward, and I found myself wondering if it were a Chinese feature story.

    How To Write Special Feature Articles Willard Grosvenor Bleyer
  • The editors usually call it a feature story because it is worth printing in spite of the fact that it has no news value.

  • A very common kind of feature story is the weather story that many newspapers print every day.

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