Definition: imagined; unreal
Definition: imagined; unreal
Sentences Containing 'fancied'
``Sometimes, I have sat here of an evening, until I have fancied but even the shade of a foolish fancy makes me shudder to night, when all is so black and solemn''``Let us shudder too.
Mrs. Bennet, who fancied she had gained a complete victory over him, continued her triumph.
Elizabeth was shocked to think that, however incapable of such coarseness of expression herself, the coarseness of the sentiment was little other than her own breast had harboured and fancied liberal!
I fancied I heard the muffled gurgle of a mocking laugh.
The extraordinary features of the business were, first, the excess of the rage into which they lashed themselves; and, secondly, the puerility of the inventions by which they attempted to account for the severity with which they fancied they had been treated.
neither you nor myself, but Fernand; you knew very well that I threw the paper into a corner of the room indeed, I fancied I had destroyed it.''
He started when he saw Renee, for he fancied she was again about to plead for Dantes.
Fortunately, he fancied that Dantes was delirious; and placing the food on the rickety table, he withdrew.
Edmond fancied he heard a bitter laugh resounding from the depths.
Hitherto I have fancied myself merely waging war against circumstances, not men.
He fancied that these two forms were looking at the sea; doubtless these strange grave diggers had heard his cry.
He fancied that every wave behind him was a pursuing boat, and he redoubled his exertions, increasing rapidly his distance from the chateau, but exhausting his strength.
He fancied for a moment that he had been shot, and listened for the report; but he heard nothing.
Dantes dug away the earth carefully, and detected, or fancied he detected, the ingenious artifice.
The stranger fancied he heard footsteps on the stairs; and that the footsteps, which were those of several persons, stopped at the door.
``I never fancied men of his dark, ponderous appearance singing with a voice like a woman's.''
And Mercedes raised her fine eyes to heaven with so fervent an expression of gratitude, that the count fancied he saw tears in them.
``His voice went to my heart,''observed Julie;``and two or three times I fancied that I had heard it before.''
As I rode by the count's house I perceived a light in one of the windows, and fancied I saw the shadow of his figure moving behind the curtain.
Well, three days after that you talked politics with M. Debray, and you fancied from his words that Don Carlos had returned to Spain.
not the least in the world; only I fancied that the honest Messager was an exception to the rule, and that it only announced telegraphic despatches.''
I felt pain; I wished to cry out, but an icy shiver ran through my veins and stifled my voice; I fell lifeless, and fancied myself killed.
I fancied continually that I saw the figure of the Corsican between the branches.
Valentine poured the orangeade into a glass and gave it to her grandmother with a certain degree of dread, for it was the same glass she fancied that had been touched by the spectre.
``An extreme nervous excitement and a strangely agitated sleep; she fancied this morning in her sleep that her soul was hovering above her body, which she at the same time watched.
As she advanced she fancied she heard a voice speaking her name.
The latter recollected the terrible caution of Monte Cristo; she fancied that the hand not holding the phial clasped a long sharp knife.
There was a moment's silence, during which one could have fancied the hall empty, so profound was the stillness.
He fancied he heard the sound of a piece of furniture being removed.
The count turned around, and fancied he saw him in the corridor, rendered still darker by the torch carried by the concierge.
Sometimes he was delirious, and fancied he saw an old man stretched on a pallet; he, also, was dying of hunger.
The count fancied that he was yielding, and this belief revived the horrible doubt that had overwhelmed him at the Chateaud' If.
Even Sancho Panza was weeping; though afterwards he said he only wept because he saw that Dorothea was not as he fancied the queen Micomicona, of whom he expected such great favours.
He fancied that all was a dream, that the whole business was a piece of enchantment.
Sometimes I fancied that Peggotty perhaps objected to my mother's wearing all the pretty dresses she had in her drawers, or to her going so often to visit at that neighbour's; but I couldn't, to my satisfaction, make out how it was.
I fancied, indeed, that he sometimes chuckled audibly over this reflection, but the carrier said he was only troubled with a cough.
Whether it was possible for people to see me or not, I always fancied that somebody was reading it.
There was a third, George Demple, who I fancied would sing it.
He had drank wine that evening (or I fancied it), until his eyes were bloodshot.
He was so composed, that I fancied he must have some other meaning.
I fancied I heard the breathing of a crowd of those dreadful little beings about me.
In my excitement I fancied that they would receive my invasion of their burrows as a declaration of war.
I fancied that if I could solve their puzzles I should find myself in possession of powers that might be of use against the Morlocks.
I fancied at first that it was paraffin wax, and smashed the glass accordingly.
Sometimes, after that, I fancied that she tried to speak even to me, in intervals when we were left alone.
I fancied that you could feel them, and roll them about in you after they were swallowed.
But first, be it recorded, that, in this matter, I am not free to utter any fancied measurement I please.
He fancied music of Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple and Bijelo Dugme.
As a result of these successes he was strongly fancied for the St Leger Stakes at Doncaster in September.
Azhrarn fancied Shezael for himself, but she turned him down repeatedly.
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freebooter - pirate or plunderer who makes war in order to grow rich
seedy - run-down; decrepit; disreputable; having many seeds; Ex. seedy downtown hotel
pitfall - hidden danger; concealed trap
problematic - causing a problem; open to doubt; doubtful; unsettled; questionable; Ex. Whether the arena will ever be completed is problematic.
retrospective - looking back on the past; N. retrospection; V. retrospect
conservatory - (conservatoire) school of the fine arts (especially music or drama); glass-enclosed area; CF. conservancy
elusive - evasive; not frank; baffling; hard to grasp, catch, or understand; V. elude: escape from; escape the understanding or grasp of; Ex. elude the hunter; Ex. His name eludes me.
liquidate - settle accounts; pay off (a debt); clear up; eliminate; kill or abolish
profusion - great amount; plenty; overabundance; excess; lavish expenditure; Ex. profusion of choices; ADJ. profuse: plentiful; copious; giving or given abundantly; extravagant