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  • adj. Conceived or envisioned in the mind.
  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of imagin.
  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of imagine.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. existing in the mind only; not real or actual.


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  • Sometimes the imagined is as telling as the fact-based.

    On Sight

  • This establishment of the party-state, or "uncivil society" (by contrast with what he identifies as the imagined or idealized "civil society" celebrated by dissident and Western intellectuals at the time), "brought down its own system."


  • If progressives were interested in mitigating inequality, they would support the dynamism of free markets to allow the merit of ideas, products and services to win the day rather than stifle companies and pick winners in the name of imagined "progress."

    Notable & Quotable

  • Nothing like how I imagined from the comics, or the animated series, or how it was hinted at in the previous films.

    X-Men Origins: Wolverine [Ryan's Review] « Giant Killer Squid - Film, Comics, News, Reviews and more

  • It looks just like my brain imagined it when I read the story the first time.

    Day in the Life of an Idiot

  • Basically I am looking for songs set in imagined worlds.

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  • Although the police team are not exactly how I had imagined from the books, the actor playing Erlunder was convincing in the role, really inhabiting the morose detective's skin and with the requisite intense focus.


  • Thanks for clarifying, David, though I do hope you understand that making clear that you abhor and denounce the destruction of over 10 million natives by European conquerers who brought deadly diseases and practiced cruelty as dire as can be imagined is not precisely equivalent on its face to your earlier statements that you “regret that the Indians were treated poorly” and that you “regret very much that the Europeans maltreated the natives.”

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Genetic Evidence Shows Common Origins of Jews

  • Last year, Michelle Malkin imagined what an Obama-approved presidential seal might look like.

    Archive 2008-06-01

  • As if in her song she carried the true power of nature, and this was surely the greatest paradox: that this isolated place, this forest, as far away as could be imagined from the sophistication of literature, was the place where art had found its strongest, most authentic expression.

    Jean-Marie Gustave Le Clézio - Nobel Lecture


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