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- n. phantasmagoria
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- n. See phantasmagoria.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as phantasmagoria.
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Anti-'Vietnam war 'marches, demonstrations and vigils, reported in the land, undid the federal phantasmagory.
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Under this my Gregorian chant, and beautiful wax-light phantasmagory, kindly hidden from you is an abyss of black doubts, scepticism, nay, sans-culottic Jacobinism, an orcus that has no bottom.
On the very day of our arrival sixty thousand men had crossed the Potomac on their march towards Manassas; and almost with their first step into the Virginia mud, the phantasmagory of a countless host and impregnable ramparts, before which they had so long remained quiescent, dissolved quite away.
Then, suddenly, I was not consul at Venice, and had not been, but consul at Delhi, in India; and the distress I felt would all end in a splendid Oriental phantasmagory of elephants and native princes, with their retinues in procession, which I suppose was mostly out of my reading of De Quincey.
It is impossible here to sketch in detail this strange phantasmagory of arson, bloodshed, politics, and law.
The vision of twenty dangerous places where one impetuous footfall might have hurled his darling into the cruel beating waves painted themselves -- a hideous phantasmagory -- upon
My trust in Heaven is, I shall yet get away “to some cottage by the sea-shore”; far enough from all the mad and mad making things that dance round me here, which I shall then look on only as a theatrical phantasmagory, with an eye only to the meaning that lies hidden in it.
He commands, where necessary, a rhetorician's readiness of illustration, and a masque-writer's inventiveness, as to machinery; he can even (in the "House of Fame") conjure up an elaborate but self-consistent phantasmagory of his own, and continue it with a fulness proving that his fancy would not be at a loss for supplying even more materials than he cares to employ.
I shut myself into my little study, and went over what we had read, till my brain was so full of it that when I crept up to my room at last, it was to lie down to slumbers which were often a mere phantasmagory of those witching Pictures of Travel.