from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- transitive verb To relate or tell again or in a different form.
- transitive verb To count again.
from The Century Dictionary.
- To tell again.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- transitive verb To tell again.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- verb To
tellagain, to paraphrase, to tell something one has read or heard.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- verb make into fiction
- verb render verbally,
- verb to say, state, or perform again
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"retell" biblical stories have either mocked them or tried to inject them with gritty realism, usually of the blindingly obvious Left-wing variety.
A Kalahari Bushman might retell it, for in the Kalahari you can never retell a story in the same way.
I ask her to retell the story of when young John Marshall grew up to be an older man, came for a special visit, and was accompanied by a renowned Chinese qigong doctor.
It must have occurred to Dr Seuss to bend this ancient story to his own use; to retell it as a picture book.
Me: [retell the bit about the library book] and you said he needed to "start slow."
BTW, off topic, but the language geeks here may appreciate The Tattuinardoela Saga (which is an attempt to retell Star Wars as an Old Icleandic Viking-Age Saga).
Reframe and restore old photos; create scrapbooks and shadow-box displays using old letters, tickets, newspaper clippings—anything that helps retell your family's story.
Attempting to believe, trying to believe the truth I tell and retell and tell again.
Jim C. Hines 'latest book is THE MERMAID'S MADNESS, the second of his fantasy adventures that retell the old fairy tales with a Charlie's Angels twist.
Did you purposefully set out to retell the history of Uruguay through the eyes of women?