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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

A very short story, usually dealing with animals, that teaches a lesson.

Usage examples (36)
  • The old fable of the hare and the tortoise is just as good now, and just as true, as when it was first written.
  • While I think the book has an intriguing premise, calling it a fable is a stretch.
  • Mary Shelley's use of the fable is not accidental.
  • That fable is unjust, which gives the superiority to the sun over the wind. for more
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