n. fictitious narration intended to enforce some useful truth or precept, usually with animals, birds etc as characters
The emotional story packs an unexpected punch, especially after he adds the pugnacious femme warriors known as Vuvalini to the mix. They are willing to die to save the future and they turn this into a feminist fable for all ages.
Sentence in Classic:
Whence the fable runs that Antæus, being son to the goddess Earth, when thrown to the ground drew fresh strength from the Earth, his mother; and that Hercules, perceiving this, held him up away from the Earth.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli Context
The power of Treaty may yet prove a vast engine of enlargement, when the Monroe doctrine takes its true place as a political fable.
No report of any agent had been received there upon this matter, which was regarded at the prefecture as a fable.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo Context
Her friends repeated the pleasing phrase enthusiastically, and for several minutes she stood, like a jackdaw in the fable, enjoying her borrowed plumes, while the rest chattered like a party of magpies.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott Context
Even the legendary craft of the company, a craft subtler and more secret than its fabled books of secret subtle wisdom, had not fired his soul with the energy of apostleship.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce Context