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Word: fancy

Definition: imagination (of a whimsical or fantastic nature); capricious liking; V: imagine; be fond of; ADJ. decorative; elaborate

Sentences Containing 'fancy'

"Fancy his having the insolence to confound me with the official detective force!
"He didn't mind me; in fact, he took a fancy to me, for at the time when he saw me first I was a youngster of twelve or so.
"I fancy that my pal is all right, though I see you have got his coat-tails."
"I fancy that this grey house on the right must be the lodge.
"Yes, I fancy we may have some company dropping in," said he.
Based in Wilmington, Delaware, they are the first Fancy formed out of state.
But as it is, you must not let your fancy run away with you.
But I too have had the idea you have, and two or three times the same fancy has come over me; but I have always given it up.
demanded Monte Cristo;``I fancy I have heard so.''
Do you fancy, Don Vanquished, Don Cudgelled, that I died for your sake?
Everybody was dressed for a Fancy Ball that was never to leave off.
Fancy for driving in an all White neighborhood, leading to a violent explosion of racial tension between Sipowicz and Fancy.
Fancy to thyself the estate of their souls openly to be seen.
He references Vasily Zhukovsky as he mentions "The Goddess of Fancy".
He saw in fancy the burial of his father, and the marriage of Mercedes.
I fancy they are called``bank note''papers.
I fancy we shan't run any of the river this trip as you've ever seen it run before so to speak.
I fancy, Lizzy, that obstinacy is the real defect of his character, after all.
I have a fancy, and mean to get a housekeeper.''
If this be so, fancy the irresistibleness of that might, to which the most impalpable and destructive of all elements contributes.
It depicts a man and his girlfriend at a fancy restaurant.
It is not to be supposed that all those poets who sang the praises of ladies under the fancy names they give them, had any such mistresses.
It may have been my fancy, or it may have had something to do with my hammering at the gates of bronze.
Now, Heaven defeat the fancy of Lucie Darnay, and keep these feet far out of her life!
Self emancipation even in the West Indian provinces of the fancy and imagination what Wilberforce is there to bring that about?
She always seemed to me, I fancy, more human than she was, perhaps because her affection was so human.
She saw, with the creative eye of fancy, the streets of that gay bathing place covered with officers.
So in blind desperation I started such a rattling`shivaree'down below as never had astounded an engineer in this world before, I fancy.
The body may be dressed in fancy and/or ceremonial clothes.
The individual workman was given a large amount of freedom and allowed to exercise his personal fancy.
These forms are more agreeable to the fancy and imagination than fresco paintings or other the most expensive furniture.
This consisted of the "The Mayor's Fancy Ball" already referred to.
This hurts Henrietta, who feels she is not as fancy.
To my fancy, it is only because he does not rattle away like other young men.''
To wipe away fancy, to use deliberation, to quench concupiscence, to keep the mind free to herself.
Undeterred, Morton took a fancy to the island and attempted to acquire it.
We must not be so ready to fancy ourselves intentionally injured.
When have you been prevented by want of money from going wherever you chose, or procuring anything you had a fancy for?''
``A fancy, then, my wise pet,''said Mr. Lorry, patting her hand.
``And,''said Madame de Villefort,``I need not ask you if you share that fancy.''
``I don't know, Mr. Darnay; I told you it was a foolish fancy, but you asked for it.
``I fancy I have seen him before; and I even think he recognizes me.''
``I have already told you it is a fancy you have taken in your head.''
``I have no wishes, count; only I fancy I could pass the time less painfully here than anywhere else.''
``Ma foi,''said Danglars,``it would not be a bad speculation, I fancy, and you know I am a speculator.''
``The figure was not; the the image; the fancy?''
``There has been many a one, I fancy, overcome in the same way.
``Women fancy they have talent because they have managed two or three intrigues without being the talk of Paris!
``You all know that I had the fancy of going to Africa.''
• Fancy color identification, authenticity check of color and certification.

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