Usage examples for fables

  1. This religion became extremely confused and complicated with new fables, according to the temperature and other accidents of the different climates thro which it passed. – The Columbiad by Joel Barlow
  2. Stories seventeen to twenty- three are regarded as fables and are told to amuse the children or to while away the midday hours when the people seek shaded spots to lounge or stop on the trail to rest. – Philippine Folk Tales by Mabel Cook Cole
  3. The usual process by which mythology, after a few generations, makes fables out of names, has not been wanting here. – The Iroquois Book of Rites by Horatio Hale
  4. We, who are slight, may not attempt lofty things, or make ridiculous with our little fables the doings of the gods. – Methods of Authors by Hugo Erichsen
  5. Whether he means that this indicates a European origin of the fables, I cannot say. – South-African Folk-Tales by James A. Honey
  6. It is this which led Yriarte to caricature them in the thirty- third of his charming Literary Fables. – The Art of Literature by Arthur Schopenhauer
  7. Children see first the story, and bye and bye, after they have thought more about it and have grown older, they see how much wisdom there is in the fables. – Journeys Through Bookland V2 by Charles H. Sylvester
  8. I thought good to write these things out of Cardane, that I may bring euen the testimony of strangers on our sides, against such monstrous fables. – The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques and Discoveries of the English Nation, v. 1, Northern Europe by Richard Hakluyt
  9. He overtook the mutineers, dazzled them with fables of the treasures in Wheeler's intrenchment, and brought them back to Cawnpore to carry out his vindictive and visionary schemes. – The Great Events by Famous Historians, Vol. 17 by Charles Francis Horne
  10. For my part, though the stories told of these people had reached my ears, yet I confess I took most of them for fables, and I thought that if there was truth in any of them it was much exaggerated. – Lives Of The Most Remarkable Criminals Who have been Condemned and Executed for Murder, the Highway, Housebreaking, Street Robberies, Coining or other offences by Arthur L. Hayward
  11. Moreover, as he was very devout, and was by nature somewhat credulous, my fables received credence the more readily, and in a short time I had so completely surrounded and hemmed him in with mystery that he cared for nothing that was not supernatural. – The Ghost-Seer (or The Apparitionist), and Sport of Destiny by Frederich Schiller
  12. Many fables are rife concerning the influence of Fichtean idealism and Schelling's philosophy of nature upon the romantic school, and it is even asserted that the latter is entirely the result of the former. – The Prose Writings of Heinrich Heine by Heinrich Heine
  13. If you ask for my faith, you must offer me truths and not fables. – Khaled, A Tale of Arabia by F. Marion Crawford
  14. But, to return to Colonel Barthelmy, he is going very shortly to Italy with his regiment; therefore, I need not care what fables he thinks of me- or repeats. – The Nameless Castle by Maurus Jókai
  15. This may justly move a man to think that these fables are the effects of imagination. – A History of Witchcraft in England from 1558 to 1718 by Wallace Notestein
  16. The poetical references to the Saturnian Age and the subsequent reign of Jove need not imply a literal belief in the fables of mythology, any more than the allusion at Georg. – The Roman Poets of the Augustan Age: Virgil by W. Y. Sellar
  17. Among the new matter in the book were-" Some Fables for Good Old Boys and Girls," in which certain wood creatures are supposed to make a scientific excursion into a place at some time occupied by men. – Mark Twain, A Biography, 1835-1910, Complete The Personal And Literary Life Of Samuel Langhorne Clemens by Albert Bigelow Paine Last Updated: February 20, 2009