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(US), story
1. a floor or level of a building
2. a set of rooms on one level


David (Malcolm). born 1933, British novelist and dramatist. His best-known works include the novels This Sporting Life (1960) and A Serious Man (1998) and the plays In Celebration (1969), Home (1970), and Stages (1992)
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story (Brit. storey)

1. The space in a building between floor levels, or between a floor and a roof above. In some codes and ordinances a basement is considered as a story; generally a cellar is not.
2. A major architectural division even where no floor exists, as a tier or a row of windows.
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A moral determination of meaning of stories succeeds no longer by way of application, but on the contrary experientially" (64).
If quantification turned the field in a new direction a generation ago, now social and cultural historians are taking the many tools they have developed in recent years and turning them upon these sensationalized stories of murder.
That the trio elected to make a film with not one, but seven stories that were sexually charged to some degree, is a testament to a certain bravado.
"When we began NFBS, DTN was the best way to share stories on a nationwide network," he says.
It is a shift from gathering information to generating experience through one's life stories. Life stories serve as filters that screen one's past and present experiences.
Among the early stories in the collection is "Someone Is Crying in the Chateau de Berne," Holleran's first work after 1978's Dancer From the Dance, which remains among the best-loved novels in the gay literary canon.
The media must choose stories where human need--not sensational images or an American connection--is paramount.
Story-telling has remained a strong part of Jewish heritage in the retelling of stories from the Old Testament.
In both cases, the original, misleading stories continue to resonate dangerously.
Science writers will continue to sift out the most important and interesting findings and present them to readers in appealing, informative, and thoughtful stories.
First is the concern about insiders versus outsiders, whether these stories are by or just about members of the minority culture.(2) Historically, the majority of works about African-Americans, Native Americans, Asian Americans, and other minorities have been written by those outside the culture.
So although these stories are simple on the surface, each has a certain complexity the reader will enjoy mulling over long after the book is finished.