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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR FAIRY STORY

What I write will sound like some fairy story, I fear, to my people at home.

"It is a fairy story you have given us," said an American officer.

It was like a fairy story, and, what was best of all, it continued.

There is something romantic, like a fairy story, in a treasure cave.

The play of King Lear is based upon a fable and a fairy story.

While the children are putting on their French cambrics, I will tell you a Fairy story.

I want to be thrust into the middle of some fairy story before I die.

Was she telling them a fairy story, or teaching them a new game of whist?

Elizabeth had never read a fairy story or any vivid description.

I've woven quite a fairy story about those wonderful eyes of hers.

WORD ORIGIN

"oral narrative centered on magical tests, quests, and transformations," 1749, translating French Conte de feés of Madame d'Aulnois (1698, translated into English 1699). As an adjective (also fairytale), attested by 1963.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR FAIRY STORY

fairy tale

nounchildren's imaginative story with magical characters
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