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human interest

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Definition of human interest in English:

noun

[mass noun]
The aspect of a story in the media that interests people because it describes the experiences or emotions of individuals to which others can relate: the conflict was not lacking in human interest [as modifier]: human interest stories
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  • Giving the story local flavor and human interest are the experiences of local landowners and plant employees.
  • You always bring us great stories of interesting characters and human interest stories.
  • The human interest story can evoke compassion.

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