Origin of fiction
Examples from the Web for fiction
While politics tend to migrate toward the poles, humanity—and fiction, at its best—huddles in between.
They hire other people to write their books for them, whether memoir or fiction.Meet Zoella—The Newbie Author Whose Book Sales Topped J.K. Rowling|Lucy Scholes|December 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In the end, his account is an entertaining reminder that sometimes, the truth really is better than fiction.England’s Greatest Knight Puts ‘Game of Thrones’ to Shame|William O’Connor|December 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Were you defining yourself as a fiction writer then, or did you already envision writing essays like the ones in The Unspeakable?Meghan Daum On Tackling The Unspeakable Parts Of Life|David Yaffe|December 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
At the height of the Soviet Union, the proletariat universally understood everything their government said was a work of fiction.
The Great Man is, I suppose, among the most difficult themes to treat convincingly in fiction.
This is true; vital statistics and fiction to the contrary, notwithstanding.The Sheriff of Badger|George B. Pattullo
"Well, 'truth is more wonderful than fiction,'" said the doctor.Hard Cash|Charles Reade
To my mind this is a rare piece of work, and the biggest thing for its size that has been done in English fiction for some years.The Splendid Spur|Arthur T. Quiller Couch
The great French masters of fiction do not write merely for boys and girls.Flowers of Freethought|George W. Foote
British Dictionary definitions for fiction
Word Origin for fiction
Word Origin and History for fiction
late 14c., "something invented," from Old French ficcion (13c.) "dissimulation, ruse; invention," and directly from Latin fictionem (nominative fictio) "a fashioning or feigning," noun of action from past participle stem of fingere "to shape, form, devise, feign," originally "to knead, form out of clay," from PIE *dheigh- (cf. Old English dag "dough;" see dough). As a branch of literature, 1590s.
Culture definitions for fiction
Literature that is a work of the imagination and is not necessarily based on fact. Some examples of modern works of fiction are The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald, and Lolita, by Vladimir Nabokov.