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Expressions used when telling stories - thesaurus

Synonyms

it all began

used for introducing a long story or account of something

well

interjection

used when telling a story for introducing the words that you or someone else has said

oh

interjection

British used when telling a story for introducing the words that you or someone else has said

now

adverb

used in stories to mean at a particular time in the story

there I was/we were

used when you are telling a story and you want to give a summary of the situation that you were in at a particular stage

with that, someone does something

used in a story for saying that someone leaves immediately after saying or doing something

the long and the short of it

used for saying that you will tell someone a long and complicated story very quickly and simply

to be continued

used for saying that a story will begin again at a later date, starting from the point where it stopped

to cut/make a long story short

used for saying that you will tell the end or the main point of a story without giving all the details

now

adverb

used for introducing information that you think someone needs to know in order to understand the story that you are telling

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go

verb

very informal used when you are telling a story for saying what someone has said

once upon a time

used for starting children’s stories

tradition/legend/myth holds (that)

used for saying what happened according to a traditional story

you’re/he’s etc going to love this

used for saying that someone will enjoy what you are going to tell them

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sofar

a form of location that involves the underwater detonation of a bomb which causes sound waves that are picked up by ships

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