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Synonyms for figment

any fictitious idea accepted as part of an ideology by an uncritical group; a received idea

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a contrived or fantastic idea

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Of the pair it was Figment who was the more eyecatching on her debut over 7f at Newcastle last month.
Their boxes had imprinted information about Figment NYC 2014 and the City of Dreams Pavilion, along with ways for the public to become further involved.
The editorial further stated: "This open conspiracy involving the courts, the Justice Department, and the gay lobby is no figment of conservative paranoia: It is demonstrated for all to see in a confidential briefing note prepared for Anne McLellan, the Justice Minister.
Figment is the first winner of a new series, the Barnard Women Poets Prize for a second book.
how daft is he going to look when they tell him the affair was a figment of Rebecca Loos's imagination and that they've never been happier.
IN THE JUNGLE OF UTT: MYSTERY OF THE LAKE, THE CHILDREN OF UTT, WHILE SWIMMING IN THE LAKE, ENCOUNTER A STRANGE-LOOKING CREATURE, BARNABY SOLVES THE MYSTERY, PROVING THE "MONSTER" IS JUST A FIGMENT OF THEIR IMAGINATIONS.
HERE WE ARE, little more than a decade after the end of the Cold War, and it all seems like a distant, irrelevant dream, like the season of Dallos that turned out to be a figment of Bobby Ewing's imagination.
The flag appears in various forms seemingly to remind us that America's black people remain the conscience of the nation, consistently forcing it to look at itself in the mirror, providing a reality check to see if the image projected to the world is credible, or just the figment of a patriotic imagination.
McMahon's work answers Roger Chartier's question about whether the existence of the Enlightenment was merely a figment of the revolutionaries' imagination.
He knows about the times you've been driving alone through nowhere USA, rawk punk blaring, transmission shipping, pretending it's all "a figment of your imagination.
Jenkins, he commits a variety of dastardly acts--involving rape, murder, and gambling--only to be revealed as a figment of Sister Martha Jane's imagination in a bad dream.
It unites in a single stage picture our sense of the moon as both a fact of astronomy and a figment of our imaginations.
Until governmental rules define matters otherwise, greenhouse gas emissions are a figment of parties' contracts," says Mark Perlis, a Washington, D.
IF THE AL DUNLAP OF Chainsaw were a fictional character, he would be dismissed as a figment of bad writing, a one-dimensional caricature: He capitalizes on his notoriety for mass layoffs by writing a book called Mean Business.