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imagination

noun conceive, concept, conception, conceptualization, creation, creative power, creativity, idea, illusion, image, imaginative faculty, innovativeness, inventiveness, perception, presumption, vision
Associated concepts: perjury, trumped-up charges
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This imagination was dreadful in itself, but soothing inasmuch as it supposed the safety of my friends.
His wild and enthusiastic imagination was chastened by the sensibility of his heart.
They say that none of us exists, except in the imagination of his fellows, other than as an intangible, invisible mentality.
Of course, it is the contention of all us realists that all etherealists are but figments of the imagination.
Both Imagination and Fancy naturally express themselves, often and effectively, through the use of metaphors, similes, and suggestive condensed language.
But in Poetry, as the literature especially characterized in general by high Emotion, Imagination, and Beauty, finer and more delicate effects are to be sought than in Prose.
Browning has given us the key, and those volumes a delightful gift to our age-record of so much that is richest in the world of things, and men, and their works--all so much the richer by the great intellect, the great imagination, which has made the record, transmuted them into imperishable things of art:--
Then Charley's lagging imagination quickened sufficiently to suggest a ruse.
To have this lake properly explored, and all its secrets revealed, was the grand scheme of the captain for the present year; and while it was one in which his imagination evidently took a leading part, he believed it would be attended with great profit, from the numerous beaver streams with which the lake must be fringed.
Napoleon rode on, dreaming of the Moscow that so appealed to his imagination, and "the bird restored to its native fields" galloped to our outposts, inventing on the way all that had not taken place but that he meant to relate to his comrades.
As Will dwelt on them with excited imagination, he felt his cheeks and ears burning at the thought of what had occurred between Dorothea and Rosamond-- at the uncertainty how far Dorothea might still feel her dignity wounded in having an explanation of his conduct offered to her.
A curious proof of the subtlety of these Paul Ferroll books in the appeal they made to the imagination is the fact that I came to them fresh from 'Romolo,' and full of horror for myself in Tito; yet I sympathized throughout with Paul Ferroll, and was glad when he got away.