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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.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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There was a girl at the asylum whose name was Hepzibah Jenkins, but I always imagined her as Rosalia DeVere.
It must not be imagined that it was anything in the nature of a brutal assault.
There must be no seeming, for if he seem to be just he will be honoured and rewarded, and then we shall not know whether he is just for the sake of justice or for the sake of honours and rewards; therefore, let him be clothed in justice only, and have no other covering; and he must be imagined in a state of life the opposite of the former.
She imagined herself, in an exasperating future, as a scrawny woman with an eternal grievance.
Viewing it, they hugged themselves in ecstatic pity of their imagined or real condition.
As Zeila was not far from the frontiers of Abyssinia, they imagined that they already saw the Portuguese invading their country.
There was a cool, liquid feeling about it and he imagined blood moving slowly down under his hair.
But when they remained ominously silent he became frightened and imagined ter- rible fingers that clutched into his brain.
'We imagined that the collective is stronger than the individual.
Imagined Spiritual Communities in Britain's Age of Print
CULTURE Club members have the chance to win a pair of tickets to see The Imagined Village at Playhouse Whitley Bay on Saturday, February 19.
"Our studies found that instead, people who repeatedly imagined the consumption of a morsel of food - such as an M and M or cube of cheese - subsequently consumed less of that food than did people who imagined consuming the food a few times or performed a different but similarly engaging task.