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  • n. Plural form of fancy.
  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of fancy.


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  • One might, at a stretch, imagine that one of the characters has surreptitiously pocketed it, or that someone has snuck in and across the large empty space of the platform to steal it, staying out of shot at all times; neither of these fancies is remotely plausible however.

    Notes on Strange Fiction: The Pataphysical Quirk

  • Speaking objectively, it is inappropriate for a political commentator - such as Ms. Malkin fancies herself to be - to use scatological references when talking about a US senator.

    Think Progress » Harry Reid: No Good Military Options in Iran

  • But what Miss M-mv (i) fancies is how expressive they are.

    The Brian Hamman Fan Club

  • You must not be surprised at her having certain fancies,1 for these are peculiar to her age.

    The Letters of St. Teresa

  • I know you will laugh at me, but I don't mind, I'm used to it; so I'll tell you that one of my favorite fancies is to look at my family as a small world, to watch the progress of my little men, and, lately, to see how well the influence of my little women works upon them.

    Little Men: Life at Plumfield With Jo's Boys

  • I put aside my dream among the 'vain fancies' of life, and took very kindly to the manor in its new aspect.

    Mrs. Overtheway's Remembrances

  • It highlighted how much Brisbane still rely on their pivot, a fact brutally reinforced when Lockyer's season-ending rib injury last August saw his squad crash from title fancies to their first finals absence since 1991. | Top Stories

  • The gospel of Christ is not accommodated to the fain fancies and lusts of men, to gratify their appetites and passions; but, on the contrary, it was designed for the mortifying of their corrupt affections, and delivering them from the power of fancy, that they might be brought under the power of faith.

    Commentary on the Whole Bible Volume VI (Acts to Revelation)

  • There is as much difference between the vain fancies of men and the pure word of God as between the chaff and the wheat.

    Commentary on the Whole Bible Volume IV (Isaiah to Malachi)

  • Your fancies are the gold-and-black striped wasps buzzing among red apples.

    American Poetry, 1922 A Miscellany


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