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Definitions of fabulist

  1. a person who tells or invents fables
  2. One who invents or writes fables.
  3. One who invents moral tales.
  4. One who invents fables.
  5. A composer of fables; one who falsifies or fabricates.
  6. An inventor or writer of fables.
  7. A writer of fables.
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Usage examples for fabulist

  1. The great German fabulist Pfeffel, a blind man, once took Billing's arm and went with him into the garden to take an airing. – Modern Magic by Maximilian Schele de Vere
  2. And here is another rabbinical fable of a Fox- a very common character in the apologues of most countries; although the " moral" appended to this one by the pious fabulist is much more striking than is sometimes the case of those deduced from beast- fables: The Fox in the Garden. – Flowers from a Persian Garden and Other Papers by W. A. Clouston
  3. According to the sacred fabulist Joshua surpassed Moses in the wonders which he performed. – The Woman's Bible Part I. Comments on Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers and Deuteronomy. Part II. Comments on the Old and New Testaments from Joshua to Revelation. by Elizabeth Cady Stanton
  4. One of the persons whom Rochefoucauld patronised and protected, was the great French fabulist La Fontaine. – Reflections Or, Sentences and Moral Maxims by Francois Duc De La Rochefoucauld
  5. And how many men are women, too, on this point, as said the fabulist – Cosmopolis, Complete by Paul Bourget Last Updated: March 3, 2009
  6. But the problem is older than the imagination of any fabulist and as new as the newest day in the world. – The Justice of the King by Hamilton Drummond
  7. One day, the master of Lukman, an Eastern fabulist said to him, " Go into such a field, and sow barley." – Sowing and Reaping by Dwight Moody
  8. She has no doubt, some revolution in the planetary system excepted, that men will attain a much higher degree of innocence, length of life, happiness, and wisdom than have ever yet been dreamed of, either by historian, fabulist or poet: for causes which formerly were equal to the effects then produced are now rendered impotent by the glorious art of printing; which spreads, preserves, and multiplies knowledge, in despite of ignorance, false zeal, and despotism. – Anna St. Ives by Thomas Holcroft
  9. The exigencies of verse, rhyme and rhythm, carried the worthy fabulist further than he intended: he meant to say that, in a fight between mastiffs and in other brute conflicts, the stronger is left master of the bone. – The Life of the Spider by J. Henri Fabre
  10. Querulously he complained that people would not take him seriously, that they treated him as a fabulist – Lafcadio Hearn by Nina H. Kennard
  11. He is a born fabulist – The Book of This and That by Robert Lynd
  12. The sacred fabulist has failed to give us any choice examples in which the Jews executed just judgments for widows or fatherless girls; on the contrary in all their dealings with women of all ranks, classes and ages they were merciless and unjust. – The Woman's Bible Part I. Comments on Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers and Deuteronomy. Part II. Comments on the Old and New Testaments from Joshua to Revelation. by Elizabeth Cady Stanton
  13. Though He had made all the tribes, we hope, to the best of His ability; yet He hated all, the sacred fabulist tells us, but the tribe of Israel, and even they were objects of His vengeance half the time. – The Woman's Bible Part I. Comments on Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers and Deuteronomy. Part II. Comments on the Old and New Testaments from Joshua to Revelation. by Elizabeth Cady Stanton
  14. He wrote some first- rate fables, and might indeed have figured to effect as a moralist- fabulist as truly he was from beginning to end. – Robert Louis Stevenson a Record, an Estimate, and a Memorial by Alexander H. Japp
  15. In fact he was a far better man than most of the knights of the Round Table, in whose characters the fabulist knowing that he was writing a fable, was tactful enough to introduce a larger admixture of vice. – The New Jerusalem by G. K. Chesterton
  16. This remarkable fabulist died as late as 1844. In the autumn these statues are all carefully enclosed in boxes, and those of the shrubs and trees which are not housed are also packed securely to protect them from the extreme severity of the climate. – Due North or Glimpses of Scandinavia and Russia by Maturin M. Ballou