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consisting or suggestive of fiction

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formed or conceived by the imagination

adopted in order to deceive

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This section revisits and revises events that have taken place throughout the novel--this time highlighting their fictitiousness, their manipulation in memory by Anna's desires and regrets.
Nevertheless, sensitive thesping from the helmer--and Schluter in particular--adds the right touch of pathos to keep things from seeming too empty, especially as it's hard to feel much for characters whose fictitiousness we are reminded of at every turn.
More than simply foregrounding the fictitiousness of the body part, Richardson's novel of sensibility underscores the affective and moral significance of fetishism by revealing the body part as a substitute for love and virtue.
Shakespeare's Othello's great "travailous history" is an accurate replica of both the allusive process and its essential theatricality and fictitiousness, a fictitiousness which is exposed by fissures in Othello's rhetoric when his mask finally slips.
A striking example of this can be seen in a partimen between Aycard de Fossat and Girard Cavalaz, translated with a commentary in Paolo Gresti's essay; however, the Provencal inheritance is most evident in the tenzoni representing, with varying degrees of fictitiousness, a debate between a female and a male lover aimed at securing the latter's achievement of the former's love.
In her belief in the fictitiousness of "character" (she challenged even her ancestor's account of "myriad-minded" Shakespeare as inadequate to experience) and in her understanding of self-reflexive forms, Mary Coleridge created a ludic aesthetic poetry.
Yet in Schelling, this dropping of the fictitiousness of knowledge again remains ambiguous.
7) However, in Tinieblas en las cumbres Perez de Ayala deliberately emphasizes the work's fictitiousness (or its "appearance") to create a text with no final truth or interpretation; the text's construction rejects any established picture of reality.
Impostures succeed because, not in spite, of their fictitiousness.
The fictitiousness of the literary "audience" was long ago pointed out by Walter J Ong, (8) but it is valuable to remind ourselves just how difficult it is to capture the full range of relations amongst poets and publics.
The fictitiousness of it all is dramatized not only by these existential absurdities, but by second and third threads of narrative, also delivered by installment in each chapter: letters from a "One-Pint Li," a doctoral candidate in alcoholic studies, and a self-dramatized "Mo Yan," to whom Li writes in hopes of changing his line from brewery to creative writing.
He dwells on the formal aspects of the work, which is self-consciously literary, even theatrical in its division into prologue, acts, scenes and entr'actes, and hyper-aware of its uncertainties and necessary fictitiousness.
The fictitiousness of religions helps her to understand the patriarchal subjection to which she had always felt resistance: "Father had offered me, not Christ [a mortal and human reformer, who failed], but Jehovah.