This fairytale of a cosmopolitan-cultural-melting-pot that is the envy of the international community certainly has its charms.
Most bafflingly, the story is technically not fairytale at all, but a historical drama.
Sure, the fairytale romance is part of the fun, but the show crosses the line into lying about it.
It looks a bit like a beautiful tablecloth, laid out on the floor for a fairytale picnic.
Earlier in the year he laid into the owner of a firm of wind farm generators, telling him wind power was a ‘fairytale’.
You write as if a fairytale were a thing of importance: must it have a meaning?
Did you let her out of a box, as the princess did in the fairytale?
I should reply, Read Undine: that is a fairytale; then read this and that as well, and you will see what is a fairytale.
The processes of germination are as fascinating as a fairytale.
We always consider life as a fairytale, in which every good action must be rewarded by a visible wonder.
"oral narrative centered on magical tests, quests, and transformations," 1749, translating French Conte de feés of Madame d'Aulnois (1698, translated into English 1699). As an adjective (also fairytale), attested by 1963.
Simplistic explanation, often condescending: don't want to hear your little bedtime story