FICTITIOUS in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of FICTITIOUS
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fictitious
 a.  existing only in imagination; feigned; not true or real
Example Sentence:
1  The account he gives of his childhood is quite fictitious.
2  He dismissed recent rumours about his private life as fictitious.
3  We're interested in the source of these fictitious rumours.
4  Although this book purports to be a biography of George Washington, many of the incidents are fictitious.
5  Although his story is based on a modicum of truth, most of the events he describes are fictitious.
Classic Sentence:
1  All next day she was too restless to stay home, yet as she walked the streets on fictitious errands she was afraid of every person she met.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXI
2  She grew fond of her husband, realizing with some unaccountable satisfaction that no trace of passion or excessive and fictitious warmth colored her affection, thereby threatening its dissolution.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin
Get Context   In VII
3  The quadroon was following them with little quick steps, having assumed a fictitious animation and alacrity for the occasion.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin
Get Context   In XVIII
4  That is, he could not see that she was becoming herself and daily casting aside that fictitious self which we assume like a garment with which to appear before the world.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin
Get Context   In XIX
5  He was tall and thin, and wore his coats padded, which gave a fictitious breadth and depth to his shoulders and chest.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin
Get Context   In XXIII
6  All, that is to say, except Chichikov, whose thoughts remained wakeful, and who kept wondering and wondering how best he could become the owner, not of a fictitious, but of a real, estate.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol
Get Context   In PART 2: CHAPTER III
7  A revolution is a return from the fictitious to the real.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER IV—CRACKS BENEATH THE FOUNDATION