Definition of Sob story

1. Noun. A sentimental story (or drama) of personal distress; designed to arouse sympathy.

Exact synonyms: Sob Stuff
Generic synonyms: Narration, Narrative, Story, Tale



Definition of Sob story

1. Noun. (idiomatic) A sad story, especially one intended to elicit sympathy. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sob Story

soar upwards
soaraway
soare
soared
soarer
soarers
soares
soaring
soaringly
soarings
soars
soaves
sob
sob sister
sob stories
sob story (current term)
sob stuff
soba
sobas
sobbed
sobber
sobbers
sobbing
sobbingly
sobbings
sobby
sobeit
sober
sober as a judge
sober up

Literary usage of Sob story

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1. The Story of the Sun: New York, 1833-1918 by Frank Michael O'Brien (1918)
"It might be added that good reporters write a " sob story " only when it fastens itself on them and demands to be written; and then they write the facts and ..."

2. The Story of the Sun: New York, 1833-1918 by Frank Michael O'Brien (1918)
"It might be added that good reporters write a " sob story " only when it fastens itself on them and demands to be written; and then they write the facts and ..."

3. Proceedings of the second Pan American scientific congress: Washington, U. S by Glen Levin Swiggett (1917)
"The girl who asks for a "sweet, sad, sob story" is led by the sympathetic librarian to choose something less hysterical and morbid and to revel in the joys ..."

4. Financial Federations: The Report of a Special Committee by Family Service Association of America, William Frank Persons (1917)
"... much attempt to appeal to sentiment, too much of the' sob story.'" In the material submitted by the various federations there are a good many instances ..."

5. Public Opinion and the Steel Strike: Supplementary Reports of the by Bureau of Industrial Research (1921)
"... book was a sob story about the way that the IWW had been treated in the West. He also was a member of the IWW, belonging to one of the New York locals. ..."

6. The Deserter by Richard Harding Davis, John Tinney McCutcheon (1917)
"I hope when a shell or Mr. Pneumonia gets me, you'll write a nice little sob story about the 'brave lads in the trenches.'" He looked at us, standing like ..."

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