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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

sob′ sto`ry(n.)

  1. an excessively sentimental human-interest story.

    Category: Journalism

  2. an alibi or excuse, esp. one designed to arouse sympathy.

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. sob story, sob stuff(noun)

    a sentimental story (or drama) of personal distress; designed to arouse sympathy


  1. sob story(Noun)

    A sad story, especially one intended to elicit sympathy.


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