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  • nounstory
  • nounmade-up story

synonyms for tales

  • account
  • anecdote
  • fable
  • fiction
  • legend
  • myth
  • narrative
  • novel
  • short story
  • yarn
  • narration
  • relation
  • report
  • romance
  • saga
  • fairy tale
  • folk tale

antonyms for tales

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  • truth
  • truth
  • praise
  • honesty
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How to use tales in a sentence

Monsieur,” growls the baron, “stone walls have ears, you say if only they had tongues; what tales these could tell!
CHECKMATEJOSEPH SHERIDAN LE FANU
He could lie in bed and string himself tales of travel and adventure while Harry was downstairs.
KIPLING STORIES AND POEMS EVERY CHILD SHOULD KNOW, BOOK IIRUDYARD KIPLING
He carried tales, told lies, and tried to make trouble, for no reason but to gratify his inclinations.
FIFTY YEARS OF RAILWAY LIFE IN ENGLAND, SCOTLAND AND IRELANDJOSEPH TATLOW
Something I had heard years ago, some old wives' tales about a man's life changing every seven years, kept dinning in my head.
UNCANNY TALESVARIOUS
But don't adopt the role of inquisitor—because I'm as good as dead, and dead men tell no tales.
RAW GOLDBERTRAND W. SINCLAIR
He listened to tales of the Igorrotes, who live in huts like beehives and creep into them like insects.
ALILA, OUR LITTLE PHILIPPINE COUSINMARY HAZELTON WADE
He merely felt sorry that his sister could believe such tales—and forgave her without a single word.
THE WAVEALGERNON BLACKWOOD
One of the most humorous tales of modern fiction, combined with a very tender and appealing love story.
THE JOYOUS ADVENTURES OF ARISTIDE PUJOLWILLIAM J. LOCKE
But no one who first saw him could believe that this was Oudinot, the hero of all these marvellous tales.
NAPOLEON'S MARSHALSR. P. DUNN-PATTISON
But I am taking up your time, sir, with my tales, and it wasn't to hear them you came here.
CAMILLE (LA DAME AUX CAMILIAS)ALEXANDRE DUMAS, FILS
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