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Usage examples for imaginary

  1. The last war on earth might not be avoided, but at the worst it would be fought against America's actual enemy and not against imaginary monsters. – Operation Terror by William Fitzgerald Jenkins
  2. The Mary in this poem is an imaginary being. – Browning and the Dramatic Monologue by S. S. Curry
  3. I observed that I did not understand how the imaginary apprehension of any violence on the part of Russia should have induced him to admit so insolent an attack upon the most powerful sovereign in Europe, whose arms would soon dictate laws to Germany. – The Project Gutenberg Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte by Bourrienne, Constant, and Stewarton
  4. As usual on such occasions, he fell into his old habit of reading aloud, as it were, an imaginary scene to himself: 'Yes, I've got 'em again, ' says Mr. Emerson, always eager to give entertainment with the English language. – The Silver Horde by Rex Beach
  5. And while Mrs. Wilton rested quietly for an hour, Salome would sit down to her story, and forget the present in the society of the imaginary children of whom she wrote. – Salome by Emma Marshall
  6. Perhaps, after all, my fears were imaginary. – Bat Wing by Sax Rohmer
  7. What does she look like- this imaginary girl of yours? – Stranded in Arcady by Francis Lynde
  8. This imaginary spot held for me the revealing of no great scientific secrets. – My Attainment of the Pole by Frederick A. Cook
  9. You know best whether I am still preserving the remembrance of an imaginary being. – The Love Letters of Mary Wollstonecraft to Gilbert Imlay by Mary Wollstonecraft Roger Ingpen
  10. And why should we all have to go lame because marriage was once invented to suit an imaginary case? – The Fruit of the Tree by Edith Wharton
  11. " Well, I did not think they could be, as these chairs seem real enough and ours are entirely imaginary," answered the daughter rudely. – Molly Brown's Orchard Home by Nell Speed
  12. Sir, I have fought against wrongs in my time; but they were not imaginary. – Temporal Power by Marie Corelli
  13. 28 contains an imaginary sketch of a volcanic vent on the moon in the days when the craters were active. – The Story of the Heavens by Robert Stawell Ball
  14. Imaginary faces are crowding around him. – A Handbook to the Works of Browning (6th ed.) by Mrs. Sutherland Orr
  15. Or had she gone back to her child- state where imaginary worlds were real for her? – Life Blood by Thomas Hoover
  16. What is life but a restless vision of imaginary pleasures and of real pains, from which the only waking is the terrible day of death? – Vikram-and-the-Vampire-Classic-Hindu-Tales-of-Adventure-Magic-and-Romance by Burton, Isabel, Lady
  17. And as we talked of these imaginary little beings and tried to picture them, we felt in ourselves such a stupendous capacity for loving the same that we would fall to weeping on each other's shoulders. – Peter Ibbetson by George Du Maurier
  18. Moreover, on passing this imaginary line, the admiral had invariably found that the temperature became agreeable, and the sea calm. – The Life of Columbus by Arthur Helps
  19. Just so would the darling look if the illness were real, not imaginary. – The Love Affairs of Pixie by Mrs George de Horne Vaizey
  20. It is quite clear, she answered, laughing, but a trifle imaginary. – Bijou by Gyp
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