Zan explained that Mr. Hamilton had thorough-bred dogs that he showed at exhibitions or sold for fabulous prices to dog-fanciers.
It is the same with the fabulous travels of Jean de Mandeville.
From the threaded ruddy ore of her hair rose a perfume like the fabulous myrrhs of Olympus.
For an account of all these fabulous islands see Winsor, Narr.
Some people didn't go without clothes so readily; they were forever making use of that fabulous thing—credit!
Nobody knows how much he brought: but the accounts are fabulous.
When I received my despatches I could have fancied I was reading a fabulous narrative.
He set his faith too lightly on the fabulous ores of Chaunis Temotam.
The elder poets have, as usual with them, turned into a moralisation this fabulous bit of natural history.
China was a fabulous country, therefore he compared Virginia with it.
fabulous early 15c., from L. fabulosus "celebrated in fable," from fabula (see fable). From "mythical," sense of "incredible" first recorded c.1600. Slang shortening fab first recorded 1957; popularized in reference to The Beatles, c.1963."Fabulous (often contracted to fab(s)) and fantastic are also in that long list of words which boys and girls use for a time to express high commendation and then get tired of, such as, to go no farther back than the present century, topping, spiffing, ripping, wizard, super, posh, smashing." [Fowler, 1965]