But at the time that it was written it was a most fanciful
But it is more than ten years since Henry Jekyll became too fanciful
Also, if he thinks it incumbent upon him to be fanciful
, original, and out of the way, his fancy always assumes a foolish, unnatural vein, for the reason that it is compounded of trite, hackneyed forms.
That these are not mere fanciful
and extravagant suggestions we have sufficient proofs in the dangers already experienced by the traders to the Spanish mart of Santa Fe, and to the distant posts of the fur companies.
He became noted for carving ornamental pump heads, and wooden urns for gate posts, and decorations, more grotesque than fanciful
, for mantelpieces.
The fact is, that the fancy of this poet so far predominates over all his other faculties, and over the fancy of all other men, as to have induced, very naturally, the idea that he is fanciful
It somehow completed the thrill of my fanciful
nerves that at that instant the Duke appeared again silently among the glimmering trees, with his soft foot and sunset-hued hair, coming round the corner of the house in company with his librarian.
He called her Artemis, Demeter, and other fanciful
names half teasingly, which she did not like because she did not understand them.
The beasts were hung with jeweled trappings and saddlepads of gay silk, embroidered in fanciful
designs with strings of diamonds, pearls, rubies, emeralds, and the countless unnamed jewels of Mars, while from each chariot rose a dozen standards from which streamers, flags, and pennons fluttered in the breeze.
The pictures used to seem exaggerations--they seemed too weird and fanciful
I have always had a great love for the absolutely unreal, the purely fanciful
in all the arts, as well as of the absolutely real; I like the one on a far lower plane than the other, but it delights me, as a pantomime at a theatre does, or a comic opera, which has its being wholly outside the realm of the probabilities.
stories people can talk to the birds freely, and I wish for the moment I could pretend that this were such a story, and say that Peter replied intelligently to the Never bird; but truth is best, and I want to tell you only what really happened.
Dear Madam [I wrote], It has come to my knowledge that when you walk in the Gardens with the boy David you listen avidly for encomiums of him and of your fanciful
dressing of him by passers-by, storing them in your heart the while you make vain pretence to regard them not: wherefore lest you be swollen by these very small things I, who now know David both by day and by night, am minded to compare him and Porthos the one with the other, both in this matter and in other matters of graver account.
I have only my own impressions to confess--and you will very likely think me a fanciful
fool when you hear what they are.
If these amazing experiences are real I shall go mad; if they are fanciful
I am mad already.