from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Hallucinatory: productive of hallucinations.


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  • His internal vision has neither the hallucinative intensity nor the exuberant fancy of the German and Anglo-Saxon mind; it is an intellectual and distant view rather than a sensitive resurrection or an immediate contact with, and possession of, the things themselves.

    Essai sur l'imagination créatrice. English

  • To establish the hallucinative theory, he is said on one occasion to have declared to the critic that every word uttered by his characters was distinctly _heard_ by him before it was written down.

    The Life of Charles Dickens, Vol. I-III, Complete

  • Luckily for great writers in general, however, their creations are of the old, immortal, commonplace sort; whereas Dickens in his creative processes, according to this philosophy of criticism, is tied up hard and fast within hallucinative limits.

    The Life of Charles Dickens, Vol. I-III, Complete

  • The vividness of Dickens's imagination M. Taine found to be simply monomaniacal, and his follower finds it to be merely hallucinative.

    The Life of Charles Dickens, Vol. I-III, Complete

  • I challenge you to find another rational American that agrees with this hallucinative state you suffer from.



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