fairy story

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Synonyms for fairy story

a story about fairies

an interesting but highly implausible story

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It was certainly a fairy story how I grew up to become a household name.
Fairy Story is 21 now, but her breeding days are over.
There is no heaven or afterlife for broken down computers; that is a fairy story for people afraid of the dark," he added.
Beastly resets the familiar fairy story to presentday New York, but it lacks emotional punch in the closing frames when Kyle gets the girl and his perfectly tousled blonde locks back.
The book, which Tina describes as "not just a normal fairy story," follows the adventures of Adelaide Ivy, Trixi-Bluebell, Lily Rose and Mary Fleur who are cadets at Fair Flying School in the United Wingdom.
Tolkien takes the climactic "joyous turn;' or "eucatastrophe," as he famously termed it, of the fairy story to a theological climax by claiming that it gains its strength through echoing, however faintly, the Gospel story, while the Gospel story in turn absorbs fairy stories by fulfilling the desires embodied in them in the real world.
When Luke clashes with the evil Eva Ernst, who plans to kill all the tots in Britain, he realises this is no fairy story.
There are surely more important things to write about than the use of the word "soccer", but since the alternative is acknowledging another crazy Frankenstein science versus fairy story rant from Mr Kokoski.
Which fairy story includes the line: "Fee-fi-fofum, I smell the blood of an Englishman.
Based on Charles Perrault's fairy story, this classic ballet is full of wonderful treasures: the Lilac Fairy, the Rose Adagio, the Bluebird and a cast of fairy-tale characters gathered for the sparkling final wedding celebration.
You'll love the fairy story of these wonderful little blue flowers too, Daphne.
The company takes a fresh look at a much-loved fairy story, The Princess And The Pea.
95), this set in 1920s Melbourne where Phryne is investigating the strange death of a fairy story author.
6) See especially Tolkien's discussion of the gospel as a fairy story which has entered reality ("On Fairy-Stories" 155-157).