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. 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
  3. The Mary in this poem is an imaginary being. – Browning and the Dramatic Monologue by S. S. Curry
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. Sir, I have fought against wrongs in my time; but they were not imaginary. – Temporal Power by Marie Corelli
  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. Or had she gone back to her child- state where imaginary worlds were real for her? – Life Blood by Thomas Hoover
  11. It is quite clear, she answered, laughing, but a trifle imaginary. – Bijou by Gyp
  12. 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
  13. Perhaps, after all, my fears were imaginary. – Bat Wing by Sax Rohmer
  14. 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
  15. Just so would the darling look if the illness were real, not imaginary. – The Love Affairs of Pixie by Mrs George de Horne Vaizey
  16. 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
  17. What does she look like- this imaginary girl of yours? – Stranded in Arcady by Francis Lynde