Definition of "myths" []

  • A story about superhuman beings of an earlier age taken by preliterate society to be a true account, usually of how natural phenomena, social customs, etc, came into existence (noun)
  • A person or thing whose existence is fictional or unproven (noun)
  • (in modern literature) a theme or character type embodying an idea (noun)
  • (esp in the writings of Plato) an allegory or parable (noun)
  • Plural form of myth. (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016 : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "myths" in a sentence
  • "Somewhere between the myths is the story of America."
  • "This morning's weekly address hits hard on what he calls myths about his health care reform proposals."
  • "I mean, David Axelrod sent out a six page e-mail this morning -- essentially a viral e-mail -- refuting a lot of what they called myths about health care."
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