from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Something invented, made up, or fabricated: just a figment of the imagination.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A fabrication, fantasy, invention; something fictitious.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. An invention; a fiction; something feigned or imagined.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Something feigned or imagined; an invention; a fiction.
- n. In metaphysics, the opposite of a real thing; that the characters of which are arbitrary, depending on the thought of some particular person or persons.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a contrived or fantastic idea
Cordoba House, which he called a figment of Gingrich's imagination, and the MSNBC host pointed out that the community center will be open to all New Yorkers.
God, Jesus, Buddha, Allah or whatever you call the figment of your superstitious mind are nothing but frauds.
A conclusion of rampant anti-Catholic bias in America, where the highest court in the land counts six Catholics among its nine members, could reasonably be described as a figment of somebody's over-hyped imagination.
So elevation of either Pranab Mukherjee or AK Antony and their candidature can only be called figment of imagination.
I do not mean that all who have written or spoken on the subject had this conception of it, but I believe they who thought truly meant this; they did not suppose that in imputing righteousness there was a kind of figment, a self-deception in the mind of God; they did not mean that by an act of will He chose to consider that every act which
And she said no 'figment' because she could never imagine it happening
Besides, as often remarked, it is a human figment which is not commanded, and is unnecessary and useless; for the holy
So its just a "figment" of our imagination that European settlers knowingly screwed indigenous people over.
"Facebook didn't exist—and wasn't even a figment of Mark's imagination—at the time this fraudulent contract and many of the bogus emails are dated," said Mr. Snyder.
"The biased liberal media" is a figment of the imagination.
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