fable, flutter, anecdote, tale, morality, story, saga, yarn, tremor, jolt, shimmy


*: Old wives fables.

*: We grew / The fable of the city where we dwelt.

*: It would look like a fable to report that this gentleman gives away a great fortune by secret methods.

*: The moral is the first business of the poet; this being formed, he contrives such a design or fable as may be most suitable to the moral.

*: He Fables not.

*: Vain now the tales which fabling poets tell.

*: He fables, yet speaks truth.

*: The hell thou fablest.

: ux|en|flags fluttering in the wind

*: Long after his cigar burnt bitter, he sat with eyes fixed on the blaze. When the flames at last began to flicker and subside, his lids fluttered, then drooped?; but he had lost all reckoning of time when he opened them again to find Miss Erroll in furs and ball-gown kneeling on the hearthnb....

*: Banks of gorgeous flowers were on every hand, and birds with rare and brilliant plumage sang and fluttered in the trees and bushes.

: ux|en|A bird flutters its wings.

*: Like an eagle in a dovecote, I / Fluttered your Volscians in Corioli.

: the flutter of a fan

*: the chirp and flutter of some single bird

: rfquotek|Alexander Pope

*: Their visitor was an issue - at least to the imagination, and they arrived finally, under provocation, at intensities of flutter in which they felt themselves so compromised by his hoverings that they could only consider with relief the fact of nobodys knowing.

*: "Oh, by the way, I heard of a rather good thing today, New Kleinfonteins; its a gold mine in Rhodesia. If youd like to have a flutter you might make a bit."

*: Both number twice a day the milky dams; And once she takes the tale of all the lambs.

: ux|en|Dont tell tales!

: ux|en|the Canterbury Tales

*: the ignorant, ... who measure by tale, and not by weight

*: And every shepherd tells his tale, / Under the hawthorn in the dale.

*: In packing, they keep a just tale of the number.

*: They proceeded with some rigour, these Custodiars; took written inventories, clapt-on seals, exacted everywhere strict tale and measure

*: Without morality, intellect were impossible for him; a thoroughly immoral man could not know anything at all! To know a thing, what we can call knowing, a man must first love the thing, sympathize with it: that is, be virtuously related to it.

*: Ellery Jackson Hubbard. . . . A man radiating prosperity, optimism and selfishness. Has no morality whatever. Is a conscious individualist, cold-blooded, pitiless, working only for himself, and believing in nothing but himself.

*: Science and art without morality are not dangerous in the sense commonly supposed. They are not dangerous like a fire, but dangerous like a fog.

*: It may be true that you cannot legislate morality, but behavior can be regulated.

*: I have to live for others and not for myself: thats middle class morality.

*: He smiled a little. "Morality is the average conduct of the average man at a given time and place. It is based on custom and expediency."

*: His morality was such as naturally proceeds from loose opinions.

*: Deputy District Attorney Bill Tingle called Jones "the devils right-hand man" and said he should be punished for his "atrocious morality."

*: "She had done her duty"—"she left the matter to them that had a charge anent such things"—and "Providence would bring the mystery to light in his own fitting time"—such were the moralities with which the good dame consoled herself.

*: What mean these stale moralities,

*: Sir Preacher, from your desk you mumble?

*: Robinson sums up the conclusion of the first part of his book as being "that the task of the moralist is to set in their proper relation to one another the three different types of moral judgment . . . and so reveal the field of morality as a single self-coherent system".

*: Humes morality which ‘implies some sentiment common to all mankind’; Kants morality for all rational beings; Butlers morality with its presupposition of ‘uniformity of conscience’.

*: Venice, with its unique city and its impressive story

*: The four great monarchies make the subject of ancient story.

: ux|en|The book tells the story of two roommates.

: ux|en|You’ve been telling stories again, haven’t you?

: ux|en|What will she do without being able to watch her stories?

*: ... who is so unread or so uncatechisd in story, that hath not heard of many sects refusing books as a hindrance, and preserving their doctrine unmixt for many ages, only by unwrittn traditions.

: ux|en|Whats the story with him?

: ux|en|I tried it again; same story, no error message, nothing happened.

*: How worthy he is I will leave to appear hereafter, rather than story him in his own hearing.

*: It is storied of the brazen colossus in Rhodes, that it was seventy cubits high.

*: The lower story of the market-house was open on all four of its sides to the public square.

: ux|en|Our shop was on the fourth story of the building, so we had to install an elevator.

: She felt a tremor in her stomach before going on stage.

: Did you feel the tremor this morning?

: The bus jolted its passengers.

: Her untimely death jolted us all.

: The bus jolted along the stony path.

: He shimmied up the flagpole.

: The static made her dress shimmy up her leg.

*: Jump up to the ledge on your right and shimmy around the corner.

*: Climb on top of the room and drop down to shimmy along its back ledge.

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