FANCY's Sentences and Contexts

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 Sentences of fancy
Definition:
n. capricious notion; something many people believe that is false
Example:
For it was at that hour of a warm afternoon when my fancy is able to hear the silent voices.
Sentence in Classic:
Just as every sense is afflicted with a fitting torment, so is every spiritual faculty; the fancy with horrible images, the sensitive faculty with alternate longing and rage, the mind and understanding with an interior darkness more terrible even than the exterior darkness which reigns in that dreadful prison.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce Context
Clearly they reflected the thoughts which possessed him, but whether the music aided those thoughts, or whether the playing was simply the result of a whim or fancy was more than I could determine.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
Well, Watson, we are, I fancy, nearing the end of our quest, and the only point which remains to be determined is whether we should go on to this Mrs.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
I fancy that the poor fellow murmured some incoherent delirious words, and that she twisted them into this meaningless message.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
I did wish Tom Sawyer was there; I knowed he would take an interest in this kind of business, and throw in the fancy touches.
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain Context
Then a faint moan came sighing through the branches of the forest and the boys felt a fleeting breath upon their cheeks, and shuddered with the fancy that the Spirit of the Night had gone by.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain Context
Never before, he thought, had he been in such a coarse and ignorant company; one might almost fancy the people had turned heathens again.
Andersen's Fairy Tales By Hans Christian Andersen Context
When he was back in the carriage, he kept unceasingly going over every position in which he had seen her, every word she had uttered, and before his fancy, making his heart faint with emotion, floated pictures of a possible future.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy Context
When the little princess had grown accustomed to life at Bald Hills, she took a special fancy to Mademoiselle Bourienne, spent whole days with her, asked her to sleep in her room, and often talked with her about the old prince and criticized him.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy Context
In his fancy he did not clearly picture to himself either the striking of the blow or the death of Napoleon, but with extraordinary vividness and melancholy enjoyment imagined his own destruction and heroic endurance.
War and Peace(V4) By Leo Tolstoy Context
This may be fancy, though I think the memory of most of us can go farther back into such times than many of us suppose; just as I believe the power of observation in numbers of very young children to be quite wonderful for its closeness and accuracy.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens Context