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 Meanings and Examples of TALE
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
 n.  a fictitious story, especially one that is imaginatively recounted
Classic Sentence: (173 in 12 pages)
1  It was a tale of a time long past, and he was looking at it as though it had never happened to him.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER LXIII
2  The narrator turned, saw a woman near and, not being a common person nor a coarse workman but a clever salesman and a householder, lowered his voice for the rest of the tale.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXII
3  And in this same last or shoe, that old woman of the nursery tale, with the swarming brood, might very comfortably be lodged, she and all her progeny.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 75. The Right Whale's Head—Contrasted View.
4  Our tree became the talking tree of the fairy tale; legends and stories nestled like birds in its branches.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Get Context   In BOOK 1. The Shimerdas: XI
5  She left them in heated argument, speculating about the conclusion of the tale which their mother promised to finish the following night.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin
Get Context   In XV
6  So this grim old women went on with her tale of horrors.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Get Context   In Chapter 6
7  Poor Elzbieta was ashamed of herself for having told so woeful a tale, and the other had to beg and plead with her to get her to go on.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Get Context   In Chapter 21
8  Marija listened with sympathy; it was easy to believe the tale of his late starvation, for his face showed it all.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Get Context   In Chapter 28
9  years previously to the period of the tale, this officer was.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 14
10  Such a direct and palpable contradiction of the tale related by the father caused all eyes to be turned on him.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 27
11  He arose, and told his tale without duplicity or reservation.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 27
12  Rich plumes nodded above his head; wampum, gorgets, bracelets, and medals, adorned his person in profusion; though his dull eye and vacant lineaments too strongly contradicted the idle tale of pride they would convey.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 33
13  But these were events of a time later than that which concerns our tale.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 33
14  They told a tale of woe which was then altogether beyond my feeble comprehension; they were tones loud, long, and deep; they breathed the prayer and complaint of souls boiling over with the bitterest anguish.
The Narrative of the Life By Frederick Douglass
Get Context   In CHAPTER II
15  The youth of this tale felt gratitude for these words of his comrade.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 1
Example Sentence: (37 in 3 pages)
16  "What tale do you like best to hear?" "Oh, I have not much choice! They generally run on the same theme -- courtship; and promise to end in the same catastrophe--marriage."
17  The call lasted just 40 seconds, according to police, but is significant primarily for what followed, as a tawdry tale of personal foibles mushroomed into a massive scandal that could bring down a mayor.
18  That the world will end in 2012 is the most widely-disseminated doomsday tale in human history, thanks to the internet, Hollywood and an ever-eager press corps.
19  The epic 19th-century tale headlines a slate of 14 shows Mirvish Productions announced Wednesday for its 2013-14 season.
20  The legends embed actual historical figures like King Alfred in tales.
21  Harlequin Romances publish torrid tales of love affairs, some set in hot climates.
22  To impress his friends, Tom invented apocryphal tales of his adventures in the big city.
23  John asked what made her late getting home, and heard Jo embroider her account with tales of runaway horses and rescuing people from a ditch.
24  For most little girls fairy tales are the stuff that dreams are made of, and their little lives are bounded by the fairyland.
25  Martin enjoyed macabre tales about werewolves and vampires.
26  There are many stories about nymph in Roman fairy tales.
27  John wanted to regale us with tales of his adventures in Africa.
28  Chaucer's monk is not pious but salacious. a teller of lewd tales and ribald jests.
29  In his plays he takes simple traditional tales and elaborates them.
30  Believe no tales from the enemy.