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fairy tale

noun as in children's story with magical characters

adjective as in like in a fairy tale

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Today, those stories are effectively fairy tales — stories we tell ourselves to avoid confronting reality.

From Vox

For now, it seems like a fairy tale — the idea that Americans could choose to work or not work based on their desire, rather than the threat of starvation.

From Vox

We love the idea of debuting this musical — filled with beloved fairy tale characters — at a theater dedicated to the exploration of classic stories reframed for modern audiences.

Cialdini, like a character in some ancient fairy tale, has found himself advising both sides of the bargaining table.

It is often thought that fairy tales live on because they express unchanging truths about the human condition.

From Time

Not that the demonstration had anything to do with this couple, whom Sarah seems to see as a fairy tale come to life.

Were the fairy-tale true it really would shame the affluent west.

The story was a very subversive fairy tale by Roald Dahl, and a fantastic part.

Today, the quaint spectacle of a stage-managed fairy-tale celebration strikes many of us as a load of garbage.

Is there more to U.S. involvement overseas than the fairy tale of knights saving fair maidens from dragons?

The tailor of the fairy tale with his "seven at a blow" is not in it with the gunnery Lieutenant of a battleship.

He, Bastien-Lepage, painter of the soil, found himself unable to transfer to canvas the enchantment of that land of fairy tale!

Life at the Princes country-seat seemed to Tchaikovsky like a fairy tale.

But on the night when ended the Fairy tale we have seen that a new Sally began springing into life.

By all means read the chapters on The Possibilities of Agriculture: no fairy-tale is more miraculous.


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On this page you'll find 248 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to fairy-tale, such as: adventurous, amorous, charming, colorful, corny, and dreamy.

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