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an action or speech carried on to the side while the main action proceeds, especially on the stage.
Historical Examples

Out of the Air Inez Haynes Irwin
The Perpetual Curate Mrs [Margaret] Oliphant
The Arrow of Gold Joseph Conrad
Musical Criticisms Arthur Johnstone
The History of Yiddish Literature in the Nineteenth Century Leo Wiener
The Great Miss Driver Anthony Hope
The Mystery Girl Carolyn Wells
The Divine Adventure etc. (Works vol. 4) Fiona Macleod
Motor Matt’s Hard Luck Stanley R. Matthews
Wyoming, a Story of the Outdoor West William MacLeod Raine

secondary action or talking carried on apart while the main action proceeds, esp in a play


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