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Use "tableaus" in a sentence
"Vivre sa vie is told in eleven "tableaus," which are basically chapters covering an undisclosed amount of time (there's no indication if the story takes place over the course of weeks, months or years)."
"This time, Mr. Lepage did more to integrate the singers with the set, but its precipitous complexity still makes it better suited to grand backdrop tableaus."
"Set in Jackson, Miss., the film's tableaus of domestic workers struggling to get along with the daily tensions of the Jim Crow South churn around news of the growing civil rights struggle and reach a fevered pitch with the assassination in Jackson of black leader Medger Evers."