1 I have often attributed my attachment to, my passionate enthusiasm for, the dangerous mysteries of ocean to that production of the most imaginative of modern poets.
2 To a man possessed of the higher imaginative powers, the objection to legal studies is the amount of detail which they involve.
David Copperfield By Charles DickensContext Highlight In CHAPTER 39. WICKFIELD AND HEEP
3 When a man tells me anything about imaginative qualities, I always tell that man, whoever he is, that I know what he means.
4 The first instinct of an imaginative stranger might have been to suppose it the person of one of the Celts who built the barrow, so far had all of modern date withdrawn from the scene.
Return of the Native By Thomas HardyContext Highlight In BOOK 1: 2 Humanity Appears upon the Scene, Hand in Hand with Trouble
5 I believe that Gaston Cleric narrowly missed being a great poet, and I have sometimes thought that his bursts of imaginative talk were fatal to his poetic gift.
6 But I feel sure that you are again imagining that I am joking.
7 His tongue must have been a little too long or something of that sort, for he continually lisped, and seemed to be very proud of it, imagining that it greatly added to his dignity.
Notes from the Underground By Fyodor DostoevskyContext Highlight In PART 2: VIII
8 "It may be treachery," said Prince Andrew, vividly imagining the gray overcoats, wounds, the smoke of gunpowder, the sounds of firing, and the glory that awaited him.
9 Now he excused himself for having been taken prisoner and now, imagining himself before his own officers, insisted on his soldierly discipline and zeal in the service.
10 said the huntsman, pointing to his dagger and probably imagining himself still speaking to his foe.
11 But she was always imagining that.
12 And imagining that in this direction something important which he had long awaited was drawing near, he strolled about watching and listening to conversations, but nowhere finding any confirmation of the ideas that occupied him.
13 He was continually imagining that a cannon ball was flying toward him with a terrific whizz, and then he shuddered and sat up.
14 This single farm of ours would support a dozen horses, twenty cows, hundreds of sheep--and all of them living in a comfort and a dignity that are now almost beyond our imagining.
15 We can hardly imagine bucolic placidity quickening to intellectual aims without imagining social aims as the transitional phase.
Return of the Native By Thomas HardyContext Highlight In BOOK 3: 2 The New Course Causes Disappointment