Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A subordinate plot in a play, novel, or similar work.
- ‘Aristotle would not approve of all the subplots that occur within this play.’
- ‘It's as if this started out as a significant aspect of the main storyline, then was shoehorned into a minor subplot.’
- ‘There are more plots and subplots than you could shake a stick at, few of which make any sense at all.’
- ‘However, the film might have benefited from a subplot exploring the back-stories of some of the other refugees.’
- ‘In the case of taking a novel to the screen this results in scenes and subplots that may be nice enough on their own but add nothing to the film as a whole.’
- ‘Like a technothriller it has many characters, and takes a good deal of time to set up all of its various plots and subplots.’
- ‘He allows the audience to get comfortable in his subplots and controlling plot; we are on the inside of many of the jokes, all of them, in fact, except for one.’
- ‘Thackeray evidently thought that this was too good a subplot to be used only once in English fiction.’
- ‘The subplot of Indian and Chinese interracial relationship was in the mix from the very outset.’
- ‘Location of the subplots relative to each other was variable within each plot, but the subplots did not overlap.’
- ‘Throughout the narrative dance, subplots are created by various characters.’
- ‘Too many scenes let the characters shine without moving the plot forward, and a romantic subplot near the end goes nowhere.’
- ‘Sometimes they have an overarching storyline as a subplot, but they don't rely on it solely.’
- ‘Come up with backstory and subplots, something to give the events of the poem more depth and thus more weight with the viewer.’
- ‘Are all loose ends, storylines and subplots seamlessly tied up in the conclusion?’
- ‘What are we to make of the riotous subplots which tend to crowd out the ‘main’ line of action?’
- ‘I stayed on the sidelines, amused at the sheer number of plots and subplots which one match could throw up.’
- ‘His storylines have a clear sweep and are less concerned with the byways and subplots that characterise 19th century novels.’
- ‘This episode is similar to the Portuguese subplot in The Spanish Tragedy.’
- ‘The fault perhaps resides primarily in the excess of plots and subplots, themes of first and secondary importance.’
Are you looking for a word for a foolish person? We explore twelve interesting words to describe the dunderheads in your life.
Before you run for the hills, let’s run through a list of ‘run’ expressions that are running through our minds.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.