It is a fable about an elderly woman, “Grandy,” who has suffered an unnamed loss.
Or let the ultimate tortois-and-hare campaign end just like the fable.
The fable tells us that if policymakers foster competition and cut taxes, the rest will pretty much work itself out.
This fable is also given by Higden, who copies it from Macrobius.
Were not youth and age merely a fable; visions of men's fancy?
The fable teaches that one who has anything should be content with it, and avoid covetousness, lest he lose what he has.
Let us change the subject; let us have a romance or a fable or a fairy tale.
The scene in the house of the Archdeacon of Bangor is too exquisite for any one to desire it to be proved a fable.
I commenced, and the sweetness of my voice in the fable of the "Two Pigeons" worked the miracle.
Phdrus, living nearly nineteen hundred years ago, had a fable in his collection to illustrate this.
c.1300, "falsehood, lie, pretense," from Old French fable (12c.) "story, fable, tale; fiction, lie, falsehood," from Latin fabula "story, play, fable, narrative, account, tale," literally "that which is told," related to fari "speak, tell," from PIE root *bha- (2) "speak" (see fame (n.)). Sense of "animal story" (early 14c.) comes from Aesop. In modern folklore terms, defined as "a short, comic tale making a moral point about human nature, usually through animal characters behaving in human ways." Most trace to Greece or India.
applied in the New Testament to the traditions and speculations, "cunningly devised fables", of the Jews on religious questions (1 Tim. 1:4; 4:7; 2 Tim. 4:4; Titus 1:14; 2 Pet. 1:16). In such passages the word means anything false and unreal. But the word is used as almost equivalent to parable. Thus we have (1) the fable of Jotham, in which the trees are spoken of as choosing a king (Judg. 9:8-15); and (2) that of the cedars of Lebanon and the thistle as Jehoash's answer to Amaziah (2 Kings 14:9).