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 Meanings and Examples of FANCIFUL
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fanciful
 a.  imaginative; not based on fact; dubious
Classic Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
1  She had not minded; she would loosen the matrimonial tension and be a fanciful girl for a time.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER IX
2  She was fanciful, had all sorts of unspoken preferences, and was easily offended.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Get Context   In BOOK 2. The Hired Girls: III
3  Around the fountain ran a walk, paved with a mosaic of pebbles, laid in various fanciful patterns; and this, again, was surrounded by turf, smooth as green velvet, while a carriage-drive enclosed the whole.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Get Context   In CHAPTER XV
4  While still retaining all a child's fanciful graces, yet she often dropped, unconsciously, words of such a reach of thought, and strange unworldly wisdom, that they seemed to be an inspiration.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXII
5  The bedstead, chairs, and lounges, were of bamboo, wrought in peculiarly graceful and fanciful patterns.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVI
6  A light, fanciful bamboo table stood in the middle of the room, where a Parian vase, wrought in the shape of a white lily, with its buds, stood, ever filled with flowers.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVI
7  It offended him both as a lawyer and as a lover of the sane and customary sides of life, to whom the fanciful was the immodest.
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde By Robert Louis Stevenson
Get Context   In CHAPTER SEARCH FOR MR. HYDE
8  But it is more than ten years since Henry Jekyll became too fanciful for me.
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde By Robert Louis Stevenson
Get Context   In CHAPTER SEARCH FOR MR. HYDE
9  No graceful little adornment, no fanciful little device, however trivial, anywhere expressed her influence.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER II
10  Her profuse hair, of a colour betwixt brown and flaxen, was arranged in a fanciful and graceful manner in numerous ringlets, to form which art had probably aided nature.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER IV
11  A name derived from the fanciful resemblance to the sound produced by cocking a rifle.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In V. THE FIVE ORANGE PIPS
12  I am not a fanciful person, but I give you my word that I seemed to hear Moriarty's voice screaming at me out of the abyss.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In I. THE ADVENTURE OF THE EMPTY HOUSE
13  By no means, madame; the fanciful exists no longer in the East.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 52. Toxicology.
14  My dear Maximilian, you are really too fanciful; you will not love even me long.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 57. In the Lucerne Patch.
15  The drawing-rooms were decorated with the rarest pictures by the old masters, the boudoirs hung with draperies from China, of fanciful colors, fantastic design, and wonderful texture.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 63. The Dinner.
Example Sentence: (21 in 2 pages)
1  He is talking about his falsehood about some fanciful secret treaties.
2  Many of the dancers at the fancy dress ball wore colourful masks.
3  People in western countries sometimes went to the party in fancy dress.
4  I want a plain black jumper with no fancy trimmings.
5  I think he would come but it's only a fancy of mine.
6  The England keeper revealed some fancy footwork in the victory over Nottingham Forest.
7  She didn't fancy the idea of going home in the dark.
8  Love does not involve giving fancy parcels tied up with big red bows.
9  Because of its high cost, a carpet is not an item that you change as the fancy takes you.
10  I rather fancy the Antipodes for a holiday this summer.
11  I like simple food better than fancy dishes.
12  For it was at that hour of a warm afternoon when my fancy is able to hear the silent voices.
13  She tried to fancy what the flame of a candle is like.
14  The goal we found out is to translate a fancy routine story into a simple routine with the same story in syllabus steps.
15  In fancy, the voluptuous votary of fashion sees herself amid the festive throng, 'the observed of all observers.'