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Definitions of imagination

  1.   The imagine- making power of the mind; the power to create or reproduce ideally an object of sense previously perceived; the power to call up mental imagines.
  2.   Act of imagining; faculty of imagining; fancy.
  3.   The power of the mind to form images.
  4.   the ability to deal resourcefully with unusual problems; " a man of resource"
  5.   The power to recombine the materials furnished by experience or memory, for the accomplishment of an elevated purpose; the power of conceiving and expressing the ideal.
  6.   The picture- forming power of the mind; the ability to create thoughts, ideas, or fancies; especially, the higher forms of this power exercised in art and poetry, usually termed the creative power; any product of this mind- power; a conception or idea; fanciful opinion; fancy; invention.
  7.   Scheme or contrivance formed in the mind; that power or faculty of the mind by which it conceives or forms ideas of things.
  8.   That which is imagined; a fantasm; notion.
  9.   The picturing power or act of the mind.
  10.   The representative power; the power to reconstruct or recombine the materials furnished by direct apprehension; the complex faculty usually termed the plastic or creative power; the fancy.
  11.   the formation of a mental image of something that is not perceived as real and is not present to the senses; " popular imagination created a world of demons"; " imagination reveals what the world could be"
  12.   A mental image formed by the action of the imagination as a faculty; a conception; a notion.
  13.   Act of imagining: the faculty of forming images in the mind: that which is imagined: contrivance.
  14.   Act of conceiving mental images.
  15.   A new pattern of perceptual or ideational material derived from past experience.
  16.   the ability to form mental images of things or events; " he could still hear her in his imagination"
  17.   The strictly poetic or creative faculty as exhibited in the vivid conceptions and combinations, more especially of the fine arts; image in the mind; idea; contrivance or device; an unsolid or fanciful opinion.

Quotes of imagination

  1. I write from my imagination not from what I've read in books or seen on TV or to make money. I wrote from an idea I was passionate about. – Dirk Benedict
  2. His imagination conceived and bore- worlds; but nothing in these worlds became alive until he discovered its true and living name. The name was the breath of life; and, sooner or later, he invariably found it. – Algernon H. Blackwood
  3. Imagination allows us to escape the predictable. It enables us to reply to the common wisdom that we cannot soar by saying, "Just watch!" – Bill Bradley
  4. I want to kick -start your imagination and let you discover the places it can take you. – Terry Brooks
  5. I tried to stir the imagination and enthusiasms of students to take risks, to do what they were most afraid of doing, to widen their horizons of action. – James Broughton
  6. Works of imagination should be written in very plain language; the more purely imaginative they are the more necessary it is to be plain. – Samuel Taylor Coleridge
  7. The loss of liberty which must attend being a wife was of all things the most horrible to my imagination – Sarah Fielding
  8. I believe that imagination is stronger than knowledge. That myth is more potent than history. That dreams are more powerful than facts. That hope always triumphs over experience. That laughter is the only cure for grief. And I believe that love is stronger than death. – Robert Fulghum
  9. My imagination functions much better when I don't have to speak to people. – Patricia Highsmith
  10. The power of imagination makes us infinite. – John Muir
  11. A discerning eye needs only a hint, and understatement leaves the imagination free to build its own elaborations. – Russell Page
  12. The only limit to your impact is your imagination and commitment. – Tony Robbins
  13. A man to carry on a successful business must have imagination He must see things as in a vision, a dream of the whole thing. – Charles M. Schwab
  14. In the beginning, we had a great deal of freedom, and Jerry wrote completely out of his imagination very, very freely. We even had no editorial supervision to speak of, because they were in such a rush to get the thing in before deadline. But later on we were restricted. – Joe Shuster
  15. Imagination is a beast that has to be put in a cage. – Timothy Spall

Usage examples for imagination

  1. And then- and then- But imagination carried her no further. ” – The Heart of Unaga by Ridgwell Cullum
  2. It is not a thing of mere imagination – Literature in the Elementary School by Porter Lander MacClintock
  3. You see that left everything to the imagination which is a great thing in poetry. ” – Andiron Tales by John Kendrick Bangs
  4. Imagination had no place here. ” – Virginia of Elk Creek Valley by Mary Ellen Chase
  5. At night The lake is a wide silence, Without imagination – The Poet's Poet by Elizabeth Atkins
  6. We all had tea leaves, but she had imagination – My Lady of the Chimney Corner by Alexander Irvine
  7. Through the imagination it speaks to the soul. ” – The Roman Poets of the Augustan Age: Virgil by W. Y. Sellar
  8. “ " It is your imagination dear. ” – The Grey Cloak by Harold MacGrath
  9. It's all your imagination – Maximina by Armando Palacio Valdés
  10. He lived there, with his beloved wife and his imagination till his death in 1843. And all the time life was to him a poet's dream. ” – Sintram and His Companions by Friedrich de la Motte Fouque Commentator: Charlotte M. Yonge
  11. And if you ever marry I want you to find some woman you can love as you loved your wife, someone who will touch your imagination set you on fire with dreams, and I could never do it. ” – The Tin Soldier by Temple Bailey
  12. But he started up, the night seemed less black; he looked intently; yes, he could distinguish the outlines of the pillars dimly, so dimly that he thought he saw them only in imagination – Orientations by William Somerset Maugham
  13. But Jack has imagination and I have none. ” – Hugh Wynne, Free Quaker by S. Weir Mitchell
  14. His society, then, had in these six weeks become, for Kitty, a passion- a passion of the imagination – The Marriage of William Ashe by Mrs. Humphry Ward
  15. Imagination my dear lady, pure imagination – The Green Mummy by Fergus Hume
  16. Her imagination possessed by the scenes of the past night, presented to her lively fear for Halsey's safety. ” – The Mormon Prophet by Lily Dougall
  17. Only you've got to have imagination – Gigolo by Edna Ferber
  18. Or had it been simply his own imagination that had made him see a look of evil where there had been a look of joy? ” – The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
  19. “ A poet's divine imagination – The Justice of the King by Hamilton Drummond
  20. This time it was not imagination nor, he knew now, had it been imagination before. ” – The Further Adventures of Jimmie Dale by Frank L. Packard

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