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One of the myths of the past six years is that Britain has imposed far more austerity than America. Times, Sunday Times (2016)To say that a story is a myth is not to say that it is necessarily fictional. Greeley, Andrew M. Sociology and Religion: A Collection of Readings (1995)Places that seemed full of myth and magic. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Why is it that there is a myth that old people are sickly? McKenzie, James F. & Pinger, Robert R. An Introduction to Community Health (1995)One of the great myths about modern football is that it is purely a results business. Times, Sunday Times (2013)It is the kind of myth an ancient people might make to explain celestial phenomena. John Garth TOLKIEN AND THE GREAT WAR: The Threshold of Middle-earth (2003)The idea that criminals generally avoid leaving their fingerprints behind by wiping them away or wearing gloves is a modern myth. Colin Beavan FINGERPRINTS: Murder and the Race to Uncover the Science of Identity (2002)Religion is not myth or magic. Times, Sunday Times (2013)That message has seeped through to such an extent that popular myth encourages the notion that sporting greatness is open to anyone. Times, Sunday Times (2013)One of the myths of our age is that we all need more choice, more freedom. Times, Sunday Times (2013)It is a religious book, full of myths and parables. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Equally important is hearing the stories, sagas and myths about past and present managers. Times, Sunday Times (2015)But he also sought refuge in history, allegory and myth. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Today we cannot hope to understand completely just what the myths meant to the Northern peoples. Barrett, Clive The Gods of Asgard (1989)The rock's great antiquity means fanciful myths have grown around it. Times, Sunday Times (2007)History of myth and magic? Times, Sunday Times (2016)One of the most curious aspects to his story is the myths that accrued, myths that he fought hard to keep alive. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The Russian Revolution has proven itself to be fertile ground for allegory and myth. The Times Literary Supplement (2013)The beauty myth tells a story: The quality called "beauty" objectively and universally exists. Bachmann, Susan (editor) & Barth, Melinda Between Worlds: A Reader, Rhetoric and Handbook (1995)

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Translations for 'myth'

British English: myth /mɪθ/ NOUN
A myth is an ancient story about gods and magic.
...the famous Greek myth of Medusa, the snake-haired monster.
  • American English: myth
  • Arabic: أُسْطُورَةٌ
  • Brazilian Portuguese: mito
  • Chinese: 神话
  • Croatian: mit
  • Czech: mýtus
  • Danish: myte
  • Dutch: mythe
  • European Spanish: mito
  • Finnish: myytti
  • French: mythe
  • German: Mythos
  • Greek: μύθος
  • Italian: mito
  • Japanese: 神話
  • Korean: 신화
  • Norwegian: myte
  • Polish: mit
  • European Portuguese: mito
  • Romanian: mit
  • Russian: миф
  • Spanish: mito
  • Swedish: myt
  • Thai: นิทานปรัมปรา
  • Turkish: efsane
  • Ukrainian: міф
  • Vietnamese: thần thoại

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