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Word: factitious

Definition: artificial; produced artificially; sham; false; Ex. factitious tears


Sentences Containing 'factitious'

Most men, even in this comparatively free country, through mere ignorance and mistake, are so occupied with the factitious cares and superfluously coarse labors of life that its finer fruits can not be plucked by them.
Without factitious support, man is sure to come to earth again beyond that distance.
Whatever humanity I might conjure up against it was all factitious, and concerned my philosophy more than my feelings.
``Ah, yes,''said the factitious abbe, who began to understand;``and what name does the young man bear meanwhile?''
But this sudden and factitious joy soon forsook the young man, and was succeeded by a still greater grief.

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