Usage examples for narration

  1. June 25. Just returned from Versailles, I am enabled to continue my narration – Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson by Thomas Jefferson
  2. His narration is neither probable, delightful, nor wonderful. – The Lives of the Poets of Great Britain and Ireland (1753),Vol. V. by Theophilus Cibber
  3. Nothing could equal or surpass Sir Morton's amazement and wrath as he listened to the narration – God's Good Man by Marie Corelli
  4. Surely writing stage directions will differ from the narration and description of a novel. – Dramatic Technique by George Pierce Baker
  5. Mrs. Henfrey was hardly ever known to launch into narration – Fated to Be Free by Jean Ingelow
  6. Many other incidents occurred at Eatanswill during the Pickwickians' stay there, the narration of which is not our purpose in these pages. – The Inns and Taverns of "Pickwick" With Some Observations on their Other Associations by B.W. Matz
  7. With wonderful power of narration she had the art of throwing unspeakable interest and charm over the most commonplace things: yet she never exaggerated. – Story of My Life, volumes 1-3 by Augustus J. C. Hare
  8. I cannot close this brief reference to my law preceptor without the narration of an incident in which he was one of the principal actors. – Memoirs of Orange Jacobs by Orange Jacobs
  9. And then she told the story of her call at Cobhurst, and of the mare's forelock, and the old lady was delighted with the narration – The Girl at Cobhurst by Frank Richard Stockton
  10. It is always concerned with that which is general, while description and narration deal with particular cases. – Composition-Rhetoric by Stratton D. Brooks
  11. It would, however, be an error, as I am following a Chronological order, not to make mention of some, who, although they have not done things which would justify a narration of their whole life, have nevertheless in some measure added things of utility and beauty to art and to the world. – The Lives of the Painters, Sculptors & Architects, Volume 1 (of 8) by Giorgio Vasari
  12. She tried in vain to drive them from her mind, to listen to Mrs. Tyler's account of how she, too, came as a bride to New York from some place with a classical name, and to the advice that accompanied the narration – The Complete PG Edition of The Works of Winston Churchill by Winston Churchill
  13. Exposition furthermore does not include an account of how events happened- that is narration – The Art of Public Speaking by Dale Carnagey (AKA Dale Carnegie) and J. Berg Esenwein
  14. Usually, in a narration the order of time in which events occurred, is the best order in which to present them, though other arrangements may frequently be followed with very good reason. – Practical Grammar and Composition by Thomas Wood
  15. It is needless to set the foot of narration upon every step of the slow- descending stair. – Paul Faber, Surgeon by George MacDonald
  16. The primary object of most description and narration is to please, while that of exposition is to inform. – Composition-Rhetoric by Stratton D. Brooks
  17. A discourse, or narration of any length, is but a series of sentences; which, when written, must be separated by the proper points, that the meaning and relation of all the words may be quickly and clearly perceived by the reader, and the whole be uttered as the sense requires. – The Grammar of English Grammars by Goold Brown
  18. Rather let us pursue our narration – The Book of Khalid by Ameen Rihani
  19. There may come to the child in the story hour, by some stirring poem or dramatic narration a sudden flash of the possibilities of life which he had not hitherto realized in the even course of school experience. – The Art of the Story-Teller by Marie L. Shedlock
  20. But to return to my narration – The Adventures of Roderick Random by Tobias Smollett