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Definitions of Fabling

  1. of Fable
  2. Dealing In fables.
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Usage examples for Fabling

  1. As parties of the rioters came up, she would parley and jest with them, and by alternate wit and humour, and blunder, and bravado, and flattery, and fabling divert their spirit of mischief, and forward them to distant enterprise. – Tales & Novels, Vol. IX [Contents: Harrington; Thoughts on Bores; Ormond] by Maria Edgeworth
  2. It confutes, according to the knight's own ideas: it alleges a few scattered facts in favour of astrological predictions, which may be picked up in that immensity of fabling which disgraces history. – Curiosities of Literature, Vol. 1 (of 3) by Isaac D'Israeli
  3. If we could only believe forever, what a good world it could be-" a world of fine fabling indeed! – The Boss of Little Arcady by Harry Leon Wilson
  4. A wise old man- I believe he was a bishop- once said he knew " that outside the real world is a world of fine fabling – The Boss of Little Arcady by Harry Leon Wilson
  5. Be silent Ovid, of Cadmus and Arethusa; For if him to a snake, her to fountain, Converts he fabling that I grudge him not; Because two natures never front to front Has he transmuted, so that both the forms To interchange their matter ready were. – Divine-Comedy-Longfellow-s-Translation-Complete by Dante Alighieri
  6. Perhaps it was this invariable custom of walking her rounds in the hush of midnight that caused the superstition of the times to invest the old woman with attributes of awe and mystery; fabling that she had entered the portal of the Province House, none knew whence, in the train of the first Royal Governor, and that it was her fate to dwell there till the last should have departed. – From-Twice-Told-Tales by Hawthorne, Nathaniel
  7. Not of a fatal malady, I own; his cough misled you, and he has no scruples in fabling to any extent. – Kitty's Class Day And Other Stories by Louisa M. Alcott