Usage examples for fable

  1. There's no stopping me this side of grand opera,- that's no fable. – The Inside of the Cup, Complete by Winston Churchill Last Updated: March 5, 2009
  2. Fable of the sun and north wind. – Clarissa, Volume 4 (of 9) History Of A Young Lady by Samuel Richardson
  3. Her favourite boy the author seiz'd, And as he read, seem'd highly pleas'd; Made such reflections every page, The mother thought above his age: Delighted read, but scarce was able, To finish the concluding fable. – Life And Letters Of John Gay (1685-1732) by Lewis Melville
  4. It was an apt illustration of the Russian fable of the swan, the crab, and the pike being harnessed together in order to remove a load. – The Inside Story Of The Peace Conference by Emile Joseph Dillon
  5. I thought the morning blush of spring- love would be eternal here, which in that other life is too prone to be extinguished, and which men afterwards speak of as of a fable. – Tales From the 'Phantasus', etc. of Ludwig Tieck by Ludwig Tieck
  6. La Fontaine has a fable to the point, but I cannot call it up. – Elizabeth Gilbert and Her Work for the Blind by Frances Martin
  7. Let me tell you a little fable apropos. – The Song of Songs by Hermann Sudermann
  8. It is a marked improvement upon Belinda, the fable is better contrived, the language flows more easily. – Maria Edgeworth by Helen Zimmern
  9. Tell mamma she must remember the old fable, and excuse you. – Melbourne House by Elizabeth Wetherell
  10. It was as in the fable of the weremen, who, at a magic sign or word, put off their human aspect and become beasts. – Lysbeth A Tale Of The Dutch by H. Rider Haggard