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intr.v. fab·u·lat·ed, fab·u·lat·ing, fab·u·lates
To engage in the composition of fables or stories, especially those featuring a strong element of fantasy: "a land which ... had given itself up to dreaming, to fabulating, to tale-telling" (Lawrence Durrell).

[Latin fābulārī, fābulāt-, to talk, from fābula, tale, talk; see fable.]

fab′u·la′tion n.
fab′u·la′tor n.


(Literary & Literary Critical Terms) to invent (fables or stories)
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There's a lot of fabulating and myth-making before 1850.
fabulating is dangerously close to the metaphysical.
(32) In this way, a fabulating thought does not simply represent a given reality, but rather creates a new world: 'it is the task of the fabulating function to invent a people'.
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Eco's The Rose is not treated, but the argumentations on realism, referentiality, anti-realism, wordplays, and metaphysical, historical, and epistemological systems apply very well to Eco's strategies in fabulating cultural history and contemporary socio-political realities.
While "Fabulation: Counteracting Reality," the first chapter, "focuses almost exclusively on elaborating the role of fabulation in Two Sources, and deriving a Bergsonian understanding of the role fabulation may play in the task of humanity's (self-) salvation from mechanization in the modern era" (29), the second chapter, "Fabulating Salvation in Four Early Novels," looks for evidence of such active fabulation in Solar Lottery (1955), The World Jones Made (1956), Vulcan's Hammer (1960), and Time out of Joint (1959).
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They also confirmed in her her sense of the self as the shifting and evanescent issue of a dialectic between memory and the fabulating intelligence.
McNees also offers a useful summary of how two additional critics have described Hill's struggle with and within language, what one might describe as the limits of his fabulating:
From their perspective, clever Odysseus is a fool in that the fabulating hero refuses to recognize his own shadow, the repressed "other" inside his unconscious.