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imagine

verb apprehend, assume, believe, compose, conceive, conclude, conjure, conjure up, contrive, create, deduce, delineate, depict, devise, dream, envision, expect, fabricate, fancy, gather, guess, ideate, improvise, infer, invent, judge, make up, opine, originate, picture, plan, presume, profess, regard, scheme, speculate, suppose, surmise, suspect, think, visualize
See also: compose, comprehend, conceive, conjure, contrive, deem, devise, expect, feign, gauge, guess, invent, opine, presuppose, pretend, profess, surmise, suspect, think

TO IMAGINE, Eng. law. In cases of treason the law makes it a crime to imagine the death of the king. In order to complete the offence there must, however, be an overt act the terms compassing and imagining being synonymous. It. has been justly remarked that the words to compass and imagine are too vague for a statute whose penalty affects the life of a subject. Barr. on the Stat. 243, 4. Vide Fiction.

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Quand j'ai croise les Pyrenees pour la premiere fois, en 1963, en train pour Berlin Ouest ou j'allais etudier la philosophie du droit a l'Universite Libre de Berlin, je n'aurais jamais pu imaginer que le Francais deviendrait, un jour, ma troisieme langue, apres l'Anglais et l'Espagnol, a peine suivie de l'Allemand.
Perhaps the barely imaginable Imaginer herself, one of shimmering millions, there and not there all along.
C'est egalement le cas de Kharezm, pris par Qutayba ibn Muslim en 712 : tous les habitants sachant lire ou ecrire ont ete tues ou deportes; on peut imaginer ce qui est arrive aux livres.
In 'Morals in Fiction' Walton described resistance to allowing fictional worlds to differ from the real world as an inability to imagine propositions that express supervenience relations rejected by the imaginer.
What emerges through this multiplicity is a fascination with the process of storytelling itself, with the compulsion to tell stories about one's self and others: "A force de lire des romans, j'avais tendance a entrer dans la tete des gens, a vouloir deviner ce a quoi ils pensaient, a leur fabriquer un personnage, a imaginer leurs vies ou a leur en imaginer d'autres plus ou moins interessantes" (Having read so many novels, I tended to inhabit other people's minds, to try to guess their thoughts, to build a character around them, to imagine how they might live, or how they might live differently, in more or less interesting ways).
Pouvez-vous vous imaginer comment nous ferions aujourd'hui dans ces gadgets?
The second equals the thing imagined and the imaginer are one.
monsieur, si vous pouviez vous imaginer ce que c'est que d'etre obligee de caresser indifferemment un vieux marchand, un avocat, un moine, un gondolier, un abbe; [.
C'est une litterature prescriptive qui dit au lecteur ce qu'il doit faire et le fait imaginer ce qu'il doit etre.
Paradoxically, invisible words spill onto the blank pages and sound throughout the length of whatever the imaginer must tell, so that the blank books, finally, resemble books with words on their pages.
a route that leads to potentially endless levels of understanding, changing the imaginer, and perhaps the world around her.
Durant cette marche, j'ai aisE[umlaut]ment pu imaginer la configuration de la ville autrefois: maisons modestes ou sophistiquE[umlaut]es mais charmantes, fenE[logical not]tres et portes ouvertes, vie harmonieuse en bord de mer, les grandes bEotisses dE[umlaut]vorantes en moins.