Noun(1) a deliberately false or improbable account(2) a short moral story (often with animal characters(3) a story about mythical or supernatural beings or events
(1) The characters in my fable are modern-day versions of Galileo, Newton, and Leibniz.(2) The only British actress to be nominated for an Oscar this year is luminous and touching in Jim Sheridan's immigrant fable .(3) In this fable peopled with a fantastic cast of royalty, servants and talking rodents, Despereaux falls in love with a human princess and sets out to save her from danger.(4) In The Phaedrus Plato recounts a fable whose moral is the bad effects of writing, a moral deriving from the choice he makes in thinking to resolve the dilemma that writing poses.(5) This reminds me of the moral from an Aesop fable about a scorpion that gets a ride across a river on the back of a frog, but stings the frog to death before they get to the other side.(6) Poets may fable of such a will, that it makes the very heavens conform to it.(7) Here's a story - a fable , really - of a noble company and its difficult encounters with a fickle, fast-moving world.(8) It is apt that Virgo frames his story like a fable , as all melodrama has its origins in morality plays and/or folk tales.(9) But what these two mean to each other far transcends any conventional love story-or any sentimental fable of an attachment between two lost souls.(10) However, no fable or legend was nearly as fantastic as the one told by the stranger who fell from the sky.(11) the unnatural monsters of fable(12) Wherever you go in Western France you follow in the footsteps of history, shadowed by myth and legend, with fable and fairy tale snapping at your heels.(13) Ultimately, the moralism of Veber's fable becomes slightly cloying, as the film suggests that a simple change in perspective from time to time is enough to make that stultifying job at the plant more bearable.(14) The wealth of entrepreneurs and capitalists is, whatever the anticapitalistic demagogues may fable , so much inferior to that of kings and princes that they cannot indulge in such luxurious construction.(15) It's an odd but satisfying little fable about loss and loneliness.(16) The novel could be a kind of myth or fable of the afterlife for the 20th century.
(1) moral of a fable :: маънавии афсона
1. moral tale ::
2. myth ::
3. legend ::
4. apologue ::
5. fiction ::
1. fact ::
2. reality ::
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