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Definitions of fabulous

  1. extremely pleasing; " a fabulous vacation"
  2. based on or told of in traditional stories; lacking factual basis or historical validity; " mythical centaurs"; " the fabulous unicorn"
  3. barely credible; " the fabulous endurance of a marathon runner"
  4. Fabulousness.
  5. Feigned, as a story or fable; related in fable; devised; invented; not real; fictitious; as, a fabulous description; a fabulous hero.
  6. Passing belief; exceedingly great; as, a fabulous price.
  7. Not true or real; mythical.
  8. Fabulously.
  9. Feigned as a story; devised; fictitious; invented; not real; exceeding the bounds of probability or reason; as, a fabulous story; a fabulous description; a fabulous hero; the fabulous exploits of Hercules; that can hardly be received as truth; incredible; as, the picture was sold at a fabulous price; " He found that the waste of the servants hall was almost fabulous."- Macaulay.
  10. The fabulous age of a country is that period in its early history of which the accounts are mostly history of which the accounts are mostly mythical or legendary, recording chiefly the fabulous achievements of heroes; as, the fabulous age of Greece and Rome.
  11. Fictitious; false; incredible.
  12. Belonging to fable; fictitious; mythical; false.
  13. Feigned, as a fable; related or celebrated in fable; invented; unreal; as incredible as a fable. The fabulous age, the age in which the history of a people was conceived of and accepted in the form of myth and legend.
  14. Full of fables, pretended or feigned; fictitious.
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Usage examples for fabulous

  1. But I'd already observed that your fabulous good fortune hasn't deserted you in the least." – Legacy by James H Schmitz
  2. Operations, which now animals scarcely seem to notice, and which men alone in reality feel and enjoy, then put animate bodies into motion; and it was thus possible for men of art to perform wonders and produce appearances, which now seem wholly incredible and fabulous – Henry of Ofterdingen: A Romance. by Friedrich von Hardenberg
  3. They started by taking Martha to North East Harbor for the balance of the summer, and then to keep her from going west in the fall, they engaged her to teach them French that winter at quite a fabulous salary. – Mary Minds Her Business by George Weston
  4. Fenimore Cooper filled his romances, not with the people about him, but with the Indians beyond the sky- line, and made them half- fabulous to boot. – A Book of Prefaces by H. L. Mencken
  5. Have you considered that with this admission the whole world becomes a fabulous structure, without any higher object? – The Progressionists, and Angela. by Conrad von Bolanden
  6. It is founded on the legends of fabulous British history. – The Interdependence of Literature by Georgina Pell Curtis
  7. Cymbeline is the only exception; and even that has its advantages in preparing the audience for the chaos of time, place, and costume, by throwing the date back into a fabulous king's reign. – Literary Remains, Vol. 2 by Coleridge
  8. The sum was fabulous –  by
  9. Cyane brings the stone to the emperor; but Henry is now himself the poet of the fabulous tale which the merchants had formerly related to him. – Henry of Ofterdingen: A Romance. by Friedrich von Hardenberg
  10. Can any one read these details and declare Plato's description of Atlantis to be fabulous simply because he tells us of the enormous quantities of gold and silver possessed by the people? – The Antediluvian World by Ignatius Donnelly
  11. Music, he said, as you will remember, was the counterpart of gymnastic, and trained the guardians by the influences of habit, by harmony making them harmonious, by rhythm rhythmical, but not giving them science; and the words, whether fabulous or possibly true, had kindred elements of rhythm and harmony in them. – Plato's Republic by Plato
  12. On the first day of his visits to this museum, Barnum stood for an hour before a large case containing a most unique and extraordinary collection of fabulous animals, made from paper and other materials, and looking as natural and genuine as the stuffed skins of any animals in the American Museum. – The-Life-of-Phineas-T-Barnum by Benton, Joel
  13. The circumstances of his funeral are then recited, and the visionary and fabulous part of the poem disappears. – The Poems of Philip Freneau, Volume I (of III) by Philip Freneau
  14. He believed, honestly, that a fish of fabulous dimensions had thought seriously of biting, and would have bitten, only you got in the light, or made a noise. – Somehow Good by William de Morgan
  15. To begin with, there is no doubt that the man Anthony Riggleton is alive, and that he is the legal owner of all Charles Faversham's fabulous fortune. – The Everlasting Arms by Joseph Hocking
  16. He has his own occupations, such as running for hacks, which he hires at fabulous prices; crossing the Potomac in all kinds of weather; rubbing off Yankee trade- marks and putting English labels in their stead. – Mohun, or, The Last Days of Lee by John Esten Cooke
  17. Once I read a story in the Talmud which I considered wholly fabulous – Seeds of Pine by Janey Canuck
  18. And when he went on about her exalted station and her fabulous wealth! – The Cardinal's Snuff-Box by Henry Harland
  19. Naturally all these commanded fabulous prices. – The Passing of the Frontier A Chronicle of the Old West, Volume 26 in The Chronicles Of America Series by Emerson Hough
  20. Jimmy Holden had been told and told and instructed, and the words had been graven deep in his mind by the same fabulous machine that his father used to teach him his grammar and his vocabulary and his arithmetic and the horde of other things that made Jimmy Holden what he was: " If anything happens to us, you must turn to Paul Brennan!" – The Fourth R by George Oliver Smith
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