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Word: fictitious

Definition: imaginary; non-existent; purposely invented to deceive; untrue; Ex. fictitious name/boyfriend; CF. fictional


Sentences Containing 'fictitious'

""The more clear-headed émigrés understood very soon that these salaries paid them by Hollywood were fictitious, at least when the realized that, while they earned $100 or $200 a week for completely useless work, a real screen writer earned $3,500.
(The "Bensonhurst 0" exchange mentioned in an episode of the former TV sitcom "The Honeymooners" was a fictitious one.)
Address fraud is a type of fraud in which the perpetrator uses an inaccurate or fictitious address in order to gain money or some other benefit or service to which s/he is not legally entitled, to commit some form of theft, or to hide one's location from authorities.
Also of sitting down here, on a sofa, and seeing Traddles's hair start up, now his hat was removed, like one of those obtrusive little figures made of springs, that fly out of fictitious snuff-boxes when the lid is taken off.
Among them I presently recognized the house of the father of Lem Hackett -LRB- fictitious name -RRB-.
and, after raising this fictitious alarm, darting in again with an undutiful grin.
At the counter of the hotel I tendered a hurriedly invented fictitious name, with a miserable attempt at careless ease.
Bottersnikes and Gumbles are fictitious creatures in a series of children's books by Australian writer S. A. Wakefield and illustrated by Desmond Digby.
During the trial, much of the court record was placed under seal for security reasons and several agents testified in disguise using fictitious names.
Fandorin is a fictitious Russian surname in the novels of Boris Akunin.
Fictitious property in slaves was not only righteously destroyed, but very much of the work which had depended upon the slave labor was also destroyed or greatly impaired, especially the levee system.
Fictitious telephone numbers are often used in films and on television to avoid real numbers being called by viewers.
From 1961 to 1962, Ebsen had a recurring role as Virge Blessing in the ABC drama series "Bus Stop", the story of travelers passing through the bus station and diner in the fictitious town of Sunrise, Colorado.
George Călinescu described Aderca as primarily a "humorist" with "a subtle reserve" and "decent sarcasm", who could nevertheless err in showing enthusiasm for "a fictitious world".
He chose the name to honor his favorite fictitious person, the main character in "Don Segundo Sombra".
Hence, the latter two kings who appear in the records of Manetho's Epitome may well be fictitious.
In an experiment to test if Piper's "spirit" controls were purely fictitious the psychologist G. Stanley Hall invented a niece called Bessie Beals and asked Piper's 'control' to get in touch with it.
In North American English, children use the word to refer to a fictitious disease or condition, often infecting members of the opposite sex.
In the Roman studios in the meanwhile he had observed the parade of Italian-style westerns with fictitious Americanized names (A Fistful of Dollars came out in 1964).
It is entirely possible, however, that Wolfram intended his character to be Guiot, and attached fictitious information to him, or else just used his name.
It may conceive fictitious objects with all the circumstances of place and time.
It was to draw back such causes to themselves, that the courts of law are said to have invented the artificial and fictitious writ of ejectment, the most effectual remedy for an unjust outer or dispossession of land.
Leigh's fictitious "Great Uncle Kenny" who has had a very adventurous and seemingly unlimited life.
Operation Barclay created a sham army in the eastern Mediterranean: the "Twelfth Army" consisting of 12 fictitious Divisions.
Psychologists and researchers who studied Pearl Curran's automatic writings in the 1930s came to the conclusion Patience Worth was a fictitious creation of Curran.
Set in a fictitious Latin American country, "Hay q matar a B" was a political thriller clearly inspired by Francoist Spain.
Similarly, "The Sun Never Sweats" is implied to be the title track from their fictitious album of the same name, whose cover is shown on the packaging of the album "This Is Spinal Tap".
Such a victim was good hearted, simple natured young Yates -LRB- I use a fictitious name, but the real name began, as this one does, with a Y -RRB-.
The 1960s and 1970s American television program "Hogan's Heroes" was situated in a fictitious POW Camp called "Stalag 13" located near Hammelburg.
The alternative to the use of fictitious imaginary times is to use a real-time formalism which come in two forms.
The executive producer Andrew Bendel and director Philip Saville needed 3 songs from the punk era to be included in the live band scenes played by a fictitious group called The Subverts.
The film is based at the (fictitious) St Swithins Hospital, with Leslie Phillips as Dr Gaston Grimsdyke, an accident-prone doctor and cad, more interested in the nurses than the patients.
The popular BBC radio comedy series "The Navy Lark" featured a fictitious warship ("HMS "Troutbridge"") and ran from 1959 to 1977.
The price, indeed, was very small, and instead of thirty years purchase, the ordinary price of land in the present times, it amounted to little more than the expense of the different equipments which made the first discovery, reconnoitered the coast, and took a fictitious possession of the country.
The profile belonged to a fictitious "Gerome Voltaire" (a play on "Alessandro Volta", the inventor of the electric battery) of the band "itshardtofindabandname" from Iceland.
The programme was set in a fictitious working men's club 'oop north.'
The repeated specific allusions of Flask to "that whale," as he called the fictitious monster which he declared to be incessantly tantalizing his boat's bow with its tail--these allusions of his were at times so vivid and life-like, that they would cause some one or two of his men to snatch a fearful look over the shoulder.
The Roman Breviary officially designates the lesson for the day as lectio, and the Catholic Church now may recognize the legend rather as a popular story or a fictitious religious tale.
The state of Tennessee is the only state without compulsory auto insurance, leading those who cannot afford or otherwise do not wish to have auto insurance to make themselves a fictitious address in Tennessee.
The station featured commercials that sounded authentic, but the products being promoted were clearly fictitious, such as the "Indianapolis Academy of the French Accent."
The story is told through a fictitious hundred years old Buddhist nun of Seiryō-ji.
The title story introduces Campbell's fictitious book of occult lore (similar to Lovecraft's Necronomicon, "The revelations of Glaaki" (see Books of the Cthulhu Mythos).
These variations are now archaic, but are still widely used in fictitious creations to represent stereotypical Kansai speakers especially "wate" and "wai".
They could, before the expiration of their term, be legally ousted of their leases by a new purchaser; in England, even, by the fictitious action of a common recovery.
Uhura and McCoy join forces and purchase a space craft and create a fictitious identity for McCoy, the dread pirate "Black Ire."
WEBN promoted its own fictitious candidate and mascot, Tree B. Frog, for Cincinnati City Council and for President.
Welcome, I say, valiant Don Quixote of La Mancha; not the false, the fictitious, the apocryphal, that these latter days have offered us in lying histories, but the true, the legitimate, the real one that Cide Hamete Benengeli, flower of historians, has described to us!"
When she learns about the gambling, Melanie talks Steve's law partner Clint Morgan (Eddie Albert), an old flame, into helping her act as a fictitious horse race bookie offering unusually attractive terms to clients.
``Amusing, certainly,''replied the young man,``inasmuch as, instead of shedding tears as at the fictitious tale of woe produced at a theater, you behold in a law court a case of real and genuine distress a drama of life.
``Which is evidently not his real name, but a fictitious one.''

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