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  • n. Plural form of fantasticality.


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  • German fantasticalities surrounding a platinum clock, inlaid with arabesques.

    A Daughter of Eve

  • Imagine such fantasticalities of expense with such a tameness and staleness of design.

    Alarms and Discursions

  • The place is full of strange unfamiliar perfumes and grotesque blossoms, ghostly white, pallidly purple, and writhen into fantasticalities of scarlet.

    In Seven Stages: A Flying Trip Around the World

  • The after-fortunes of the Christian legend, on the other hand, and the naïve ferocities and fantasticalities of the medieval world provoked him rather to _scherzo_, -- audacious and inimitable _scherzo_, riotously grotesque on the surface, but with a grotesqueness so penetrated and informed by passion that it becomes sublime.

    Robert Browning

  • But whereas Day took to the graceful fantasticalities of Lyly and to the not very savage social satire of Greene, Tourneur (or Turner) addressed himself to the most ferocious school of sub-Marlovian tragedy, and to the rugged and almost unintelligible satire of Marston.

    A History of Elizabethan Literature

  • The improvement of the mere fashion, as compared with the fantasticalities of the _Friendship's Garland_ period, is simply enormous.

    Matthew Arnold

  • She was a brave, airy, affectionate, and bright kind of creature; and under her Irish gaieties and fantasticalities concealed an honest generosity of heart, and a clear discernment, and a very firm determination in regard to all practical or essential matters.

    Letters and Memorials of Jane Welsh Carlyle

  • But not at all - at least not in prospect; he says she is 'such an affected fool,' and so heedless in other respects that it is quite agreeable to him 'that she should carry her fantasticalities and incompetences elsewhere!'

    Letters and Memorials of Jane Welsh Carlyle

  • When Mr.C. 's attention was directed to her procedure, he saw the intolerableness as clearly as I did; so I was quite free to try conclusions with the girl - either she should apologise for her impertinence and engage (like Magdalen Smith) 'to turn over a new leaf,' or she should (as Mr.C. said) 'carry her fantasticalities and incompetences elsewhere!'

    Letters and Memorials of Jane Welsh Carlyle

  • You observe curious orange-colored shrubs; plants speckled with four different colors; plants that look like wigs of green hair; plants with enormous broad leaves that seem made of colored crystal; plants that do not look like natural growths, but like idealizations of plants, -- those beautiful fantasticalities imagined by sculptors.

    Two Years in the French West Indies


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