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  • n. Plural form of fiction.

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Examples

  • More often than not, my process of unwinding and spooling my experiences and feelings and thoughts out in fictions leads me to watch the dawn before I get some sleep.

    The Codex Continual. Official Website of Steven E. Schend

  • We now proceed to consider those cases which are commonly called fictions, though we clearly understood that the thing is not as we imagine it.

    On the Improvement of the Understanding

  • It gives a complete account of the most prominent fictions from the Greek romances down to the present day, and is quite as valuable for those who like to take their novels condensed, as for those who make a historical study of literature.

    The International Monthly Magazine - Volume V - No II

  • In its narrow sense, the term especially refers to certain English fictions of the period from 1764 to 1820, with The Castle of Otranto, a Gothic Story by Horace Walpole as the herald, and Melmoth the Wanderer by Charles Robert Maturin as the "terminator".

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  • Of these we must specially observe that in proportion as the mind’s understanding is smaller, and its experience multiplex, so will its power of coining fictions be larger, whereas as its understanding increases, its capacity for entertaining fictitious ideas becomes less.

    On the Improvement of the Understanding

  • The Kafka who wrote the fictions was a man of many stories; the private Kafka sang the song of himself:

    F. Kafka, Everyman

  • It was based on Christian work, it was built with fragments, it was content with things that fastidious architects call fictions or even shams.

    The New Jerusalem

  • It is interesting to compare the _Undiscovered Country_ with Henry James's _Bostonians_, the latest and one of the cleverest of his fictions, which is likewise a study of the clairvoyants, mediums, woman's rights advocates, and all varieties of cranks, reformers, and patrons of "causes," for whom

    Initial Studies in American Letters

  • It is interesting to compare _Undiscovered Country_ with Henry James's _Bostonians_, the latest and one of the cleverest of his fictions, which is likewise a study of the clairvoyants, mediums, woman's rights 'advocates, and all varieties of cranks, reformers, and patrons of "causes," for whom Boston has long been notorious.

    Brief History of English and American Literature

  • And I, Babbalanja, assert, that what are vulgarly called fictions are as much realities as the gross mattock of Dididi, the digger of trenches; for things visible are but conceits of the eye: things imaginative, conceits of the fancy.

    Mardi: and A Voyage Thither, Vol. I (of 2)

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