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  • n. An imaginative person.

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Examples

  • How can we take without either a shudder or a laugh the abject refusal of Emmathat "imaginist," self-indulgent, independent, charmingly creative and snobbish heroineto call Knightley "George" after they are betrothed: "I never can call you any thing but Mr. Knightley" (III. xvii, 420).

    Box Hill and the Limits of Realism

  • How much more must an imaginist, like herself, be on fire with speculation and foresight! — especially with such a groundwork of anticipation as her mind had already made.

    Emma

  • (As I shall suggest shortly, Austen sees local attachmentsintimate insidershipand national consciousnessfellow-feeling that is extended over a wider arenaas equally un-natural: indeed, as products of acts of the imagination, both lie within the jurisdiction of an imaginist like Emma.)

    Social Theory at Box Hill: Acts of Union

  • The repression of imaginist energies is clearly an internalization of the values of Knightley himself.

    Box Hill and the Limits of Realism

  • -- How much more must an imaginist, like herself, be on fire with speculation and foresight!

    Emma

  • How much more must an imaginist, like herself, be on fire with speculation and foresight! especially with such a ground-work of anticipation as her mind had already made.

    Emma

  • "The world took him to be a French imaginist like Chateaubriand ... who the devil, Bramwell, supposed there was any truth in this old story?

    The Sleuth of St. James's Square

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