They are bit players, of declining importance, in a much larger drama.
The committee's approval Thursday was only a small act in a larger political drama.
The symphony relies on such small details; out of them larger dramas develop.
The large drama of the series belies the works' small size.
For several years now, he had been a player in the larger drama of the world.
And tuning is merely the last act in the larger drama of preparing a piano for a public appearance.
It was the second act of a larger drama.
By now, however, the Bianco children appear to have been reduced to extras in a larger drama.
By forcing close attention to detail, they show how the repeated power struggles are part of a larger unfolding drama.
I only listened with one ear because of a larger drama unfolding in our kitchen.