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  • v. Present participle of fancy.


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  • I never feel anything like youth about me except when I am learning something; and when I am turning over the leaves of my Italian dictionary, I could fancy myself thirteen: whether there be any/[Page 52]/good in fancying oneself thirteen after one is turned of thirty, I leave your charity to determine.

    Letters and Memorials of Jane Welsh Carlyle

  • To come down to my own experience, my companion and I, for I sometimes have a companion, take pleasure in fancying ourselves knights of a new, or rather an old, order — not Equestrians or


  • I have fixed on the loveliest spot on earth, on which to build a house for my mother: do I not expect too much in fancying she will follow me hither?

    The History of Emily Montague

  • "So I heard," returned the rector, "and I suppose I was mistaken in fancying I caught sight of him to-day.

    That Lass o' Lowrie's: A Lancashire Story

  • The overt reference to the race and class of the Harris couple, together with the implication of a husband who does not know his place ( "fancying" a right that does not belong to him), is just one example.

    'Trivial Complaints:' The Role of Privacy in Domestic Violence Law and Activism in the U.S.

  • It doesn't help with her 'fancying' Nathan and 'fancying' JJ.

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  • I promised Caroline I’d put it up so here it is … I was kind of fancying mocking a cover up in colour, because that’s the sort of thing I waste my time on, but I’m shockingly paralyzed by the death of my Toshiba tablet. » Blog Archive » Things I Draw When I’ve Had a Few

  • It was said; and we retired under the pretence of seeking repose, each fancying that the other was deceived: but when at morning's dawn I descended to the carriage which was to convey me away, they were all there — my father again to bless me, Clerval to press my hand once more, my

    Chapter 3

  • The Scotland sequence with Esther briefly made me wonder whether Jack was about to revert to fancying the female form, until Torchwood's inbuilt plot swerve which resulted in Rex and Esther being set up to get together in the finale.

    Torchwood: Miracle Day – episode nine

  • Not content with establishing a high-quality QPR side as London's top team, the former England captain, now assisting Tony Pulis at Stoke, enjoyed a rich hinterland involving antique collecting, pigeon fancying and even film production.

    Norwich City and QPR back in the Premier League after time away | Louise Taylor


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