Usage examples for fabled

  1. I daresay it would be more dignified if I pretended to be a disappointed man," said the Vicar, with a smile which won Howard's heart, " but I am not- I am a very happy man, as busy as the fabled bee! – Watersprings by Arthur Christopher Benson
  2. An age employed in painting steel Can no poetic raptures feel; No fabled Love's enchanting power No tale of Flora's shady bower. – The Poems of Philip Freneau, Volume I (of III) by Philip Freneau
  3. And yet it was in some way if not as memory fabled it. – Ulysses by James Joyce
  4. Before long the ships came back with their report, and the Athenians now learned to their great chagrin that all the fabled wealth of Egesta had dwindled to the paltry sum of thirty talents. – Stories From Thucydides by H. L. Havell
  5. Rick and Tony were to fly to Bontoc, which was still in Igorot country, then cross the mountain to Banaue, which was the objective of the trip, land of the Ifugaos and home of the fabled rice terraces. – The Golden Skull by John Blaine
  6. We must think things, not as we would like to have them, which is the optimism of the fabled ostrich, with its head in the sand; not in some vague, general phrases which mean nothing, which is the optimism of mysticism: but in the hard, rigid terms of universal law. – The Five Great Philosophies of Life by William de Witt Hyde
  7. He looked above, and saw the fabled ledge- its mossy bank all snow- covered- with the entrance to Jenny Greenteeth's chambers dark against the white that lay around. – Lancashire Idylls (1898) by Marshall Mather
  8. Perhaps it was all a myth, but it helped to give the upper wood a bad name; and out of these fabled materials William had built his fancy- dread and desire combining- a wish that, when he pushed the branches apart, he might see a lass bathing; and a fear that he would not be able to resist an impulse to plunge into the water and carry her off. – The Devil's Garden by W. B. Maxwell
  9. When Ephraim heard this circumstantial story, and with it many new tales concerning wicked mysteries practised by the Mormons in Fayette, he threw down his books, as long ago the fabled fruit that had turned to ashes was thrown down, and prepared for the road. – The Mormon Prophet by Lily Dougall
  10. Three companies were formed at Amsterdam, two at Rotterdam, one at Delft and two in Zeeland, for trading in the East- Indies, all vying with one another in their eagerness to make large profits from these regions of fabled wealth, hitherto monopolised by the Portuguese. – History of Holland by George Edmundson
  11. The earliest example gives acquaintance with that almost fabled time of the Gothic primitives in art; the second shows the highest development of that art under the influence of civilisation, and the third shows the obsession of the new art of the Renaissance. – The Tapestry Book by Helen Churchill Candee
  12. Like the fabled dog? – The Dominant Strain by Anna Chapin Ray
  13. A vision of political blessedness mocks her sight, which, like fabled enchanted island, ever and anon seeming just within the grasp, still escapes, and flies the faster, the faster it is pursued. – The Growth of Thought As Affecting the Progress of Society by William Withington
  14. It is fabled of him, that he was at last turned into a bird called Cerambis, or Cerambix. – A New System; or, an Analysis of Antient Mythology. Volume II. (of VI.) by Jacob Bryant
  15. But now, as if some fabled genii had come to his aid, fortune had suddenly poured her favours into his lap. – The Everlasting Arms by Joseph Hocking
  16. The stem is so sticky that the flowers must be arranged as they are gathered; for they cling to each other more closely than the fabled " brother," and an attempt to separate them will result in torn flowers. – A Bird-Lover in the West by Olive Thorne Miller Harriet Mann Miller
  17. " I am glad you like it," she said, " and I hope you'll get your share of the fabled wealth that it is supposed to grow- and, oh, yes, by the way, do you happen to need another Chinaman?" – The Desert Fiddler by William H. Hamby
  18. Wondrous tales were told them of things seen near the fabled grotto. – Naples Past and Present by Arthur H. Norway
  19. Thus one of the fabled sources of existence was left the fool, and again it seemed the proverb would be realized. – Under the Rose by Frederic Stewart Isham
  20. Like the fabled Antaeus, it has been invigorated and refreshed by touching its mother earth, and mingling with that most ancient order of nobility- the working order. – Self Help by Samuel Smiles