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  • adjective The state of lacking a substantial plot or scheme.

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Examples

  • The onstage version of "American Idiot" contains no dialogue, only intermittent snippets of first-person narration, and Michael Mayer's image-driven video-style staging is discontinuous to the point of plotlessness.

    Size Matters

  • I don't object to the plotlessness of her stories, or even the repetitivenes of her themes and situations.

    Social Fiction

  • What I particularly like about these character sketches are their plotlessness, their roots as inspiration for the psychological novel, there generalizations into stereotypes and stock characters, and finally, their link to caricatures and physiognomy.

    12 « June « 2008 « Jahsonic

  • What I particularly like about these character sketches are their plotlessness, their roots as inspiration for the psychological novel, there generalizations into stereotypes and stock characters, and finally, their link to caricatures and physiognomy.

    On caricatures and character « Jahsonic

  • Amorphous plotlessness, cloying sentimentality, other things.

    Freedom Films with English Subtitles

  • Amorphous plotlessness, cloying sentimentality, other things.

    Archive 2008-06-01

  • In defense of viscerality and plotlessness « Jahsonic

    In defense of viscerality and plotlessness « Jahsonic

  • And I could have added two other elements of modernity: the refinement of 'free indirect style'; and the relative plotlessness of Flaubert's novels.

    The Mission

  • And I could have added two other elements of modernity: the refinement of 'free indirect style'; and the relative plotlessness of Flaubert's novels.

    Archive 2007-03-01

  • After all the abuse my conscience has compelled me to pour forth on the plotlessness, still-life, puling effutiation, poetry, and prose-poetry of modern plays, it is grateful to my heart to acknowledge that this first great quality of legitimate drama is broad upon the surface of the Bride's

    Review

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