an easily recognized character type in fiction who may not be fully delineated but is useful in carrying out some narrative purpose of the author.
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How to use flat character in a sentence
By its flat character, greater size, and multiple points of suppuration.Essentials of Diseases of the Skin | Henry Weightman Stelwagon
Far and wide it meets the vision, and is the more conspicuous from the flat character of its surroundings and the very open coast.In the Border Country | W. S. (William Shillinglaw) Crockett