Definitions

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  • adj. Partially but not entirely fictional

Etymologies

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semi- +‎ fictional

Examples

  • Maybe the filmmakers actually tracked the real-life saga of their desperate heroine and her imperiled cubs, rather than assembled a semifictional story from extensive footage.

    'Unknown': Unmoored, Overcooked

  • The start-up image was also burnished last fall with the release of "The Social Network," a movie that gave a semifictional account of the birth of Facebook.

    At Mature Techs, a Young Vibe

  • He also wrote the introduction to Dundy's novel, The Dud Avocado, when NYRB brought it back last year and made a bit of a hit out of it almost a half-century after it had become a surprise international bestseller, as a charming, semifictional account of her madcap life as a young American in Paris.

    An Amazon.com Books Blog featuring news, reviews, interviews and guest author blogs.

  • Robert Lloyd on The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet: [T] he semifictional representation of his family was for all intents and purposes Ozzie's only job.

    GreenCine Daily: DVDs, 5/2.

  • MORRIS: The narrator of "Dutch" is only semifictional.

    The Author Goes On The Record

  • Set in the semifictional town of Skinner, Oregon Eugene, Oregon, was founded by Eugene Skinner, the “three-dimensional tales” took shape.

    GUARDIAN OF THE VEIL

  • Perhaps most telling is the buzz surrounding Velvet Goldmine, a film that chronicles the glitter era in semifictional terms.

    Fargo Rock City

  • I am quite baffled by his ambitiously redundant list of my omissions, and can only suppose that he got a bit carried away by his eagerness to discredit me as a peddler of "semifictional narrative."

    'Death in Kashmir': An Exchange

  • Though hardly ever read or played anymore upon this globe, a good many accounts of him exist in Library Central, straightforward, semifictional, or romantic.

    The Earth Book of Stormgate

  • "[Peter] Bart's semifictional universe is populated by agents who lie to studios, studios who lie to the press, real estate agents who lie to super-rich home buyers, producers who bully, directors who bluff and publicists who despise the stars they represent."

    GreenCine Daily

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