FANCY in a Sentence

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Definitions:     Search Merriam-Webster
fancy
 n.  capricious notion; something many people believe that is false
Classic Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
1  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
Get Context   In PART I: CHAPTER II. THE SCIENCE OF DEDUCTION
2  The love which had sprung up in his heart was not the sudden, changeable fancy of a boy, but rather the wild, fierce passion of a man of strong will and imperious temper.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART II: CHAPTER II. THE FLOWER OF UTAH
3  fancy that he suspected something when Drebber failed to put in an appearance.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART II: CHAPTER VI. A CONTINUATION OF THE REMINISCENCES OF JOHN W...
4  Yet some fool has caught her fancy.
Between the Acts (1941) By Virginia Woolf
Get Context   In Unit 9
5  She's a type I don't myself fancy.
Between the Acts (1941) By Virginia Woolf
Get Context   In Unit 10
6  This hall, in which he was now left alone, was a pet fancy of his friend the doctor's; and Utterson himself was wont to speak of it as the pleasantest room in London.
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde By Robert Louis Stevenson
Get Context   In CHAPTER SEARCH FOR MR. HYDE
7  By nonsense he meant fancy; and truly it is probable she was as free from any alloy of that nature, as any human being not arrived at the perfection of an absolute idiot, ever was.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER IV
8  Bounderby and Gradgrind now walked, was a triumph of fact; it had no greater taint of fancy in it than Mrs. Gradgrind herself.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER V
9  As the shining stars were to the heavy candle in the window, so was Rachael, in the rugged fancy of this man, to the common experiences of his life.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XIII
10  Now, Mrs. Sparsit was not a poetical woman; but she took an idea in the nature of an allegorical fancy, into her head.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER X
11  A train of pages and of young maidens, the most beautiful who could be selected, gaily dressed in fancy habits of green and pink, surrounded a throne decorated in the same colours.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER VII
12  Then some Indian colonel took a fancy to him, and he was made a lieutenant.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 8
13  They had need be all in love, to find any amusement in such folly; and so they are, I fancy.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER XII
14  But, Mary, do not fancy that Maria Bertram cares for Henry.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVII
15  You must rehearse it with me, that I may fancy you him, and get on by degrees.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVIII
Example Sentence: (21 in 2 pages)
1  Many of the dancers at the fancy dress ball wore colourful masks.
2  People in western countries sometimes went to the party in fancy dress.
3  I want a plain black jumper with no fancy trimmings.
4  I think he would come but it's only a fancy of mine.
5  The England keeper revealed some fancy footwork in the victory over Nottingham Forest.
6  She didn't fancy the idea of going home in the dark.
7  Love does not involve giving fancy parcels tied up with big red bows.
8  Because of its high cost, a carpet is not an item that you change as the fancy takes you.
9  I rather fancy the Antipodes for a holiday this summer.
10  I like simple food better than fancy dishes.
11  For it was at that hour of a warm afternoon when my fancy is able to hear the silent voices.
12  She tried to fancy what the flame of a candle is like.
13  The goal we found out is to translate a fancy routine story into a simple routine with the same story in syllabus steps.
14  In fancy, the voluptuous votary of fashion sees herself amid the festive throng, 'the observed of all observers.'
15  And she tried to fancy what the flame of a candle is like after the candle is blown out, for she could not remember ever having seen such a thing.