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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of fancy.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Formed or conceived by the fancy; unreal.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Portrayed or formed by the fancy; imaginary: as, a fancied grievance.
  • Appealing to or produced by fancy; fanciful.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. formed or conceived by the imagination

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Examples

  • The oil companies and speculators won "big time," to use a phrase fancied by one famous administration official early on.

    Brian Oxman: You Can Fool all of the People all of the Time

  • Ala al-Din fancied that the Caliph was jesting with him; but, on the morrow, the King went in to Kut al-Kulub and said to her, I have given thee to Ala Al – Din, whereat she rejoiced, for she had seen and loved him.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • When he roused himself from his thoughtful quest, he fancied from the turn of the hand, and its situation in reference to himself, that the Unseen Eyes were looking at him keenly.

    A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, Stave 4 The Last of the Three Spirits | Solar Flare: Science Fiction News

  • The Confederate leader, General Johnston, therefore determined to creep up stealthily, and attack the Federals where they lay in fancied security.

    This Country of Ours: The Story of the United States

  • There Louis XVI. 's brothers were living in fancied security surrounded by their pigmy court - a court as full of etiquette and ceremonial as that of the Grand Monarque himself!

    Juniper Hall: A Rendezvous of Certain Illustrious Personages during the French Revolution, Including Alexandre D'Arblay and Fanny Burney

  • Some were crying, some laughing aloud some groaning and howling and some holding forth in fancied exhortations.

    The Hidden Hand

  • He then briefly unfolded to the eagerly listening Bruce (whose aspiring spirit, inflamed by the fervor of youth, and winged by natural courage, saw the glory alone of the enterprise), an attack which he meant to make on the camp of Edward, while his victorious troops slept in fancied security.

    The Scottish Chiefs

  • She was cowering over the fire — her head sunk in her hands, so crouching, that the line of neck and shoulders instantly conveyed to Fleda the idea of fancied or felt degradation — there was no escaping it — how, whence, what, was all wild confusion.

    Queechy, Volume II

  • She was _cowering_ over the fire, -- her head sunk in her hands, so crouching, that the line of neck and shoulders instantly conveyed to Fleda the idea of fancied or felt degradation -- there was no escaping it -- how, whence, what, was all wild confusion.

    Queechy

  • It might have been fancied, just from looking at the group, that Verena's vocation was to smile and talk with young men who bent towards her; might have been fancied, that is, by a person less sure of the contrary than Olive, who had reason to know that a "gifted being" is sent into the world for a very different purpose, and that making the time pass pleasantly for conceited young men is the last duty you are bound to think of if you happen to have a talent for embodying a cause.

    The Bostonians, Vol. I (of II)

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