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tale

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1 a rumor or report of a personal or sensational nature
  • Don't believe the tales you hear about our neighbor's kid.
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2 a brief account of something interesting that happened especially to one personally
  • We asked Dad to tell once again the tale of how, as a kid, he broke his arm jumping out of a tree.
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3 a statement known by its maker to be untrue and made in order to deceive
  • Anne told tall tales in an attempt to impress me with her supposedly upper-crust background.
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4 a work with imaginary characters and events that is shorter and usually less complex than a novel
  • the oft-told tale of Sleeping Beauty
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5 a total number obtained or recorded by noting each thing as it was being added
  • the tale of those who walked this trail
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