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Usage examples for unreal

  1. The store we had left seemed as unreal as though we had never known its protection. – Land of the Burnt Thigh by Edith Eudora Kohl
  2. What if her errand seemed fantastic, unreal, since this new world also was like some illusion of a dream? – The Peace of Roaring River by George van Schaick
  3. Real or unreal, it was over, and things were apparently on their former footing. – The Captive in Patagonia by Benjamin Franklin Bourne
  4. Emily's novel revealed a powerful but ill- regulated imagination, with scenes of splendid imaginative force, yet morbid and unreal as an opium dream. – Modern English Books of Power by George Hamlin Fitch
  5. When the sun shone forth for a little while we saw a picture against the dark clouds as a background that was almost unreal in its ethereal beauty. – See America First by Orville O. Hiestand
  6. The name rang out strangely upon the stillness- the name which for me had a dreadful significance; but the whole episode seemed unreal, the voice that had cried unlike my voice. – The Quest of the Sacred Slipper by Sax Rohmer
  7. It was all swift, unreal. – Montlivet by Alice Prescott Smith
  8. Mary, wrapped in all the mysterious thoughts of that unreal time, winced inwardly. – Poor, Dear Margaret Kirby and Other Stories by Kathleen Norris
  9. I've a feeling, he said, without looking at her, that all this is unreal. – The Stronger Influence by F.E. Mills Young
  10. Ethel heard only bits of this, for it all seemed so confused and unreal. – His Second Wife by Ernest Poole
  11. He felt unreal and remote and small. – Balloons by Elizabeth Bibesco
  12. No. It's just all- unreal again. – Deadly City by Paul W. Fairman
  13. There is always something unreal in fame, and great men know in their own hearts that they are not great. – The Last Hope by Henry Seton Merriman
  14. But somehow or other, in this house, it all seems unreal to me. – The Mansion by Henry Van Dyke
  15. The weeks since she had left Chicago, especially the last two or three of them, seemed unreal, and the incidents of them as if they couldn't have happened. – The Real Adventure by Henry Kitchell Webster
  16. It seemed so unreal to me. – In the Yellow Sea by Henry Frith
  17. The pink flame of the unreal light died away. – The Singing Mouse Stories by Emerson Hough
  18. In literary and popular use an illusion is an unreal appearance presented in any way to the bodily or the mental vision; it is often pleasing, harmless, or even useful.... – Practical Exercises in English by Huber Gray Buehler
  19. He was living most of the time in an unreal world, and inevitable contact with his actual life and surroundings brought him increasing distress. – Without a Home by E. P. Roe
  20. The dark days were near; the time when warm earth, bright flowers, joy of life, are so unreal, so far away, that it seems sometimes they may not return again. – Furze the Cruel by John Trevena
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