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Below you will find the definition of saga, followed by 38 sample sentences (from real sources), gradually increasing in length.
(noun) - a narrative telling the adventures of a hero or a family; originally (12th to 14th centuries) a story of the families that settled Iceland and their descendants but now any prose narrative that resembles such an account
EXAMPLES - Saga in a Sentence
- This was the beginning of the so-called saga - writing. (source)
- The more I read about this saga is the more I respect Mrs. Sanford. (source)
- The Twilight saga is a great story filled with interesting characters. (source)
- A saga is a book of instruction, generally, but not always, in the form of (source)
- There was at that time a general revival of interest in the so-called saga-age. (source)
- The Twilight saga is going to be around for a while so i would get over it. crispy (source)
- A link to the latest development in his saga is here, courtesy of the Orlando Sentinel (source)
- The term saga also crops up, occasionally, in science fiction, e.g. in relation to E.E. (source)
- An amusing touch in the saga is the frank consternation of the heroes who were thus asked. (source)
- In very truth the saga is a prose epic, and marked by every quality an epic should possess. (source)
- #85 (a Swamp Thing encounter) are in here too, although the title saga is obviously the main draw. (source)
- I think they just want bigger names in the next two movies, since the saga is so insanely huge now. (source)
- As such the final solution to this saga is a realignment of exchange rates and the rebalancing of trade. (source)
- HARRISONBURG - A conclusion to the long-term saga surrounding short-term rentals in Massanutten has yet to be reached. (source)
- That remains to be seen, but now that the New Krypton saga is done, how can anything else not be a letdown at this point? (source)
- Stephenie has stated before that the saga is for older teenagers, so why are parents allowing children as young be involved? (source)
- Once we get into the twentieth century, the term saga was chiefly popularised by John Galsworthy, who wrote The Forsyte Saga. (source)
- In modern publishing, at any rate in the UK, the term saga is generally used to describe a type of fiction aimed principally at women. (source)
- SOLEDAD O'BRIEN, CNN ANCHOR: And it is time once again, in fact, to ask the analyst about the California recall saga and other political issues. (source)
- Try Frank Herbert's Dune World saga, which is not " I judge " prophecy in any sense, but is powerful, convincing, and most ingenious speculation. (source)
- At the center of the saga is the 61-year-old Ms. Halterman, who has chaotic blond-gray hair, a smoky voice and an open manner both gruff and sweet. (source)
- But we must ascribe it to the influence of Christianity that what is specifically pagan in Irish saga is blurred over and forced into the background. (source)
- The recent Cadillac/Greymac/Kilderkin saga is a current, rather tortured example of what can happen when governments impose a regime of rent controls. (source)
- The multiple name saga is something that is encountered in day to day life on a regular basis and women moving here need to be prepared to deal with it. (source)
- The case recalls the saga of a young Gonzales, the Cuban boy who returned to Cuba after the United States, after a highly politicized international custody battle. (source)
- It could be called the saga of Kenton Park, for like the rest of the people languishing in this churchyard, he was one of those evicted for illegally occupying land there. (source)
- Anderson & B. Herbert have their own writing style, and I don't think they are up to Franks 'standard, but then again i am realy curious as to how the saga is about to end. (source)
- Comics legend Gilbert Hernandez, with his brothers Jaime and Mario, responsible for the three-decade-spanning Love and Rockets saga, is speaking at Fantagraphics this weekend. (source)
- In this same scene, a notable deviation from the saga is the conversation between Regin and Sigurd concerning the relations that shall be between them after the slaying of Fafnir. (source)
- What this saga translates into in real life can be seen in the stark contrast between Haiti, which has taken its market medicine, with nearby Cuba, which hasn't, but suffers from a (source)
- "What this saga translates into in real life can be seen in the stark contrast between Haiti, which has taken its market medicine, with nearby Cuba, which hasn't, but suffers from a (source)
- That's a good start for the Scandinavian saga, which is making a tidy sum for Music Box following the $9. 1m North American gross earlier in the year for The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. (source)
- Anyway, I'm glad that RCS Libri will soon publish Wild Cards but I'm a bit surprised because your Songs of Ice and Fire saga is actually published by Mondadori, another italian publisher. (source)
- GLEICK: There is a mystery at the heart of this family saga, which is, how did this privileged, upper-middle class, extremely bright kid wind up in terrorist training camps in Afghanistan? (source)
- Monty Python legend John Cleese and the actor at the centre of Russell Brand's controversial prank phone call saga, Andrew Sachs, also appeared at the event to mark the Prince's milestone birthday. (source)
- Moorcock's Elric saga is a must-have, IMHO, since the character has has such a strong influence in pop culture, from music in the 70s, to RPGs, to 'Elricoids' popping up in recent times in such places as Fullmetal Alchemist and Hellboy II. (source)
- The great Toyota recall saga might dent its sales for a short while but the brand won't suffer that badly in the long run from the embarrassment of having to get millions of its cars back into workshops to fix potentially dangerous sticking accelerators. (source)
- This is also pretty good news for Dreamworks 'animated super-villain saga Megamind, which will now keep all of its 3D screens for an extra week until the double-whammy of The Nutcracker 3D (a likely smaller release from Freestyle) and Walt Disney's Tangled on November 24th. (source)
The average Flesch reading-ease score of the 38 example sentences provided below is 58.0, which suggests that "saga" is a fairly difficult word that is likely understood by a majority of individuals with an undergraduate degree, and may be found in ocassionaly in news articles or other forms of literature.
We have 8 synonyms for saga.
adventure, chronicle, epic, legend, narrative, soap opera, tale, yarn
We have 0 antonyms for saga.
PRONUNCIATION & SYLLABIFICATION
View up to 25 definitions of saga from 5 different sources, as well as parts of speech.
from The American Heritage© Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- (noun) A prose narrative usually written in Iceland between 1120 and 1400, dealing with the families that first settled Iceland and their descendants, with the histories of the kings of Norway, and with the myths and legends of early Germanic gods and heroes.
- (noun) A modern prose narrative that resembles a saga.
- (noun) A long detailed report: recounted the saga of their family problems.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- (noun) An Old Norse (Icelandic) prose narrative, especially one dealing with family or social histories and legends
- (noun) Something with the qualities of such a saga; an epic, a long story.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- (noun) A Scandinavian legend, or heroic or mythic tradition, among the Norsemen and kindred people; a northern European popular historical or religious tale of olden time.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- (noun) An ancient Scandinavian legend or tradition of considerable length, relating either mythical or historical events; a tale; a history: as, the Völsunga saga; the Knytlinga saga.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- (noun) a narrative telling the adventures of a hero or a family; originally (12th to 14th centuries) a story of the families that settled Iceland and their descendants but now any prose narrative that resembles such an account