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Sample sentences for the GRE study word fanciful

fanciful can be used as a adj

1."I am afraid I am sometimes very fanciful and troublesome.. - from Emma by Jane Austen
2."But it is more than ten years since Henry Jekyll became too fanciful for me. - from Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson
3.A name derived from the fanciful resemblance to the sound produced by cocking a rifle. - from The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle
4.Tears came to his eyes as he remembered her childlike look, and winsome fanciful ways, and shy tremulous grace. - from The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
5.Lorry, smilingly observant of that fanciful resemblance which he detected all around him, walked from one to another. - from A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
6.Standing out half obstructing the path was a huge boulder which certainly bore a fanciful resemblance to a "begging" terrier. - from The Secret Adversary by Agatha Christie
7."By no means, madame the fanciful exists no longer in the East. - from The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas, Pere
8.It offended him both as a lawyer and as a lover of the sane and customary sides of life, to whom the fanciful was the immodest. - from Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson
9.Here we meet with another logical though fanciful conclusion, which a very slight knowledge of the workings of nature proves to have been just and true. - from Myths and Legends of Ancient Greece and Rome by E.M. Berens

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