a medieval Icelandic or Norse prose narrative of achievements and events in the history of a personage, family, etc.
any narrative or legend of heroic exploits.
Also called saga novel . a form of the novel in which the members or generations of a family or social group are chronicled in a long and leisurely narrative.
a dramatic history of a group, place, industry, etc.: the saga of the transcontinental railroad.
any very long story with dramatic events or parts: the sad saga of her life in poverty.
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How to use saga in a sentence
Palihapitiya meanwhile positioned himself on the side of the retail traders in much of the saga.
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At a website she created, she wrote about the saga sending her into a deep depression.DNA Testing Is Unearthing Local Fertility Fraud Cases | Jared Whitlock | January 5, 2021 | Voice of San Diego
Due to the popularity of the series, Ubisoft made a decision to release new open-world epics in the “Creed” series every year before scaling back in 2017 with the current trilogy saga that started with “Origins” in Egypt.How ‘Assassin’s Creed Valhalla’ makes sense of stories about Vikings, pirates and George Washington | Gene Park | January 1, 2021 | Washington Post
The Hunger Games franchise is already a deeply political saga, chronicling a growing rebellion against a tyrannical regime.‘The Hunger Games’ Stars Silent on Thai Protesters | Asawin Suebsaeng | November 21, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
I have known Alliata for many years and have written of this saga twice before.In Tussle Over Will, Mistress’s Family Takes a Bite Out of NYU | Anthony Haden-Guest | November 10, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
He talks candidly about the saga, non-monogamy, assisted suicide, and why he is ‘bored’ of the gay actor debate.9 Must-Read Stories of Syria’s Tokyo Rose, Missing WMDs and #GamerGate: The Best of The Beast | William Boot | October 18, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Ultimately, the big news in the saga of the cable bundle are the effects of the new lower priced tiers evolving.Oh Yes, He’s The Great Connector: Jason Hirschhorn’s Expertly Curated World | Lloyd Grove | October 17, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The saga is a bit more terrifying and Harlacher hopes this adds you to his “body count.”New York’s Scariest Night Out: The Ghosts, Rats, and Lunatics of ‘Nightmare New York’ | Justin Jones | October 4, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Arthur, King of Bertangenland (saga), 379; daughter of, 393.Theodoric the Goth | Thomas Hodgkin
The Icelandic saga-men never weary, though modern readers do, of legal details.Homer and His Age | Andrew Lang
In an Annamite saga a certain king wished to build a town on a site he had fixed upon.
In a Carinthian saga he is to cut three birch rods at the full of the moon, and then wait at the appointed place.
Passing over to New Guinea, we find a remarkable saga concerning the moon.
British Dictionary definitions for saga
any of several medieval prose narratives written in Iceland and recounting the exploits of a hero or a family
any similar heroic narrative
Also called: saga novel a series of novels about several generations or members of a family
any other artistic production said to resemble a saga
informal a series of events or a story stretching over a long period
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