It follows, therefore, that of the materials which an author has to use in a romance, or fictitious
composition, such as I have ventured to attempt, he will find that a great proportion, both of language and manners, is as proper to the present time as to those in which he has laid his time of action.
The mode of locomotion is, of course, purely imaginary, and the incidents and adventures fictitious
Just before we reached the confines of the town, a pretty young girl, with some lovely lilies in her hand, ran forward and presented them to Good--somehow they all seemed to like Good; I think his eye-glass and solitary whisker gave him a fictitious
value--and then said that she had a boon to ask.
There was a sort of sham soldier, a "naquois," as the slang expression runs, who was whistling as he undid the bandages from his fictitious
wound, and removing the numbness from his sound and vigorous knee, which had been swathed since morning in a thousand ligatures.
I do not say the story is true, for I did not witness the happenings which it portrays, but the fact that in the telling of it to you I have taken fictitious
names for the principal characters quite sufficiently evidences the sincerity of my own belief that it MAY be true.
There was an animation in the scene, a mirage of light, of which nothing now can give an idea, unless it be the fictitious
splendor of a theatric spectacle.
To the question of what causes historic events another answer presents itself, namely, that the course of human events is predetermined from on high- depends on the coincidence of the wills of all who take part in the events, and that a Napoleon's influence on the course of these events is purely external and fictitious
Milvain interposed, rather resenting the waste of time involved in talking about fictitious
people when you might be talking about real people.
Shielded by my own obscurity, and by the lapse of years, and a few fictitious
names, I do not fear to venture; and will candidly lay before the public what I would not disclose to the most intimate friend.
You are pleased to set an altogether fictitious
value upon half bottle of brandy we have left," he said.
This purely fictitious
state of the market was bound shortly to pass, and Ward Valley was not to be induced to change the even tenor of its way by any insane stock exchange flurry.
He saw again all the incidents of the long run, not omitting the delay caused by hose-carts and a hook-and-ladder running to a cross- town fire, during which time he and Clancey had joked Jaffers over the dates with various fictitious
damsels out of which he had been cheated by the night's extra work.