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n. A Feigned story or tale, intended to instruct or amuse; a fictitious narration intended to enforce some useful truth or precept; an apologue. See Apologue. The plot, story, or connected series of events, forming the subject of an epic or dramatic poem. Any story told to excite wonder; common talk; the theme of talk. 'Old wives' fables. ' Fiction; untruth; falsehood.

 - vb. To compose fables; hence, to write or speak fiction; to write or utter what is not true.

 - vb. To feign; to invent; to devise, and speak of, as true or real; to tell of falsely.

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