American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A plot subordinate to the main plot of a literary work or film. Also called counterplot, underplot.
- n. A subdivision of a plot of land, especially a plot used for experimental purposes.
“Just about every lingering subplot is either resolved or set up for resolution, which doesn't leave much old business for next week's conclusion.”
“The vampires seem real making the hunt for them feel genuine; while the romantic second chance at love subplot is cleverly developed as both have a lot of trust issues to overcome although Reign seems indifferent to his knowing that his wife was going to betray him feels off base.”
“Looks like the Mack vs. Major Ryan subplot is going to erupt next week.”
“Unfortunately, it's hard to be more precise, because the "nerd herd" subplot is so intrusive and annoying, it makes it almost impossible to follow the main story.”
“I think it has something to do with the amount of broadcast television I watch, where a subplot is little more than a recurring joke, and the way I've been trying to write.”
“Though classic in its basic themes, this subplot is unique in its subtle exploration of Dorian's psyche.”
“As the postseason begins its month-long run the intriguing subplot is this: Can teams which have struggled so mightily down the homestretch reverse the pattern.”
“The subplot is to push Corona ahead of Budweiser and Coors.”
“The subplot is his friendship with Angelos and the fact he's promised him he won't do anything to hurt his franchise.”
“That's the main subplot to a season of crunching reality for the Indians.”
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