Definition of 'fable'
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The essential fable here is one of redemption. The Times Literary Supplement (2010)Perhaps in London fable and fact have a habit of colluding. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Others are fables, with morals attached. Times, Sunday Times (2015)It's a complete fable this one, about a man in a mental institute. The Sun (2012)Behind this fable lies a sacred Chinese belief that anything is possible, given enough time and manpower. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Some reviewers have excused them by saying that this book is in fact a fable; but the plot is far too sprawling for that to seem plausible. Times, Sunday Times (2015)This imaginative reworking of a classic fable looks gorgeous but may be too dark for kiddies weaned on Frozen's syrupy slush. The Sun (2014)Now I will tell a fable to the lords, although they can think for themselves. Sources of the West: Readings in Western Civilization, Volume 1: From the Beginning to 1715 (1995)A sad fable, but one that spawned a million-dollar industry in signs. Times, Sunday Times (2008)
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Used Occasionally. fable is one of the 30000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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Translations for 'fable'
British English: fable NOUN
A fable is a type of story, usually about animals, that teaches a lesson about human behaviour.
...the fable of the tortoise and the hare.
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