from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Of or existing in myth: the mythical unicorn.
- adj. Imaginary; fictitious.
- adj. Of, relating to, or having the nature of a myth: a novel of profound, almost mythic consequence.
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- adj. Existing in myth.
- adj. not real; false or fabricated.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Relating to or characterized by myths; described in a myth; existing only in a myth or myths; fabulous; fabled; imaginary.
- Untrue; invented; false.
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- adj. based on or told of in traditional stories; lacking factual basis or historical validity
I use the term mythical, because why should 5,000 be better than 4,998 or 6,002?
Somewhere, on the edge of consciousness, there is what I call a mythical norm, which each one of us within our hearts knows “that is not me.”
Just before describing what he termed the mythical historical narrative of the policy, he offered a scenario that the Bush administration might use as a convenient invitation to .. '
Just before describing what he termed the mythical historical narrative of the policy, he offered a scenario that the Bush administration might use as a convenient invitation to ..
Chaucer's Bitch said ... ok, the lack of 'l' in 'mythical' was a typo, but the 'i' in 'elvis' wasn't.
Congratulations on Murray Kempton's article on what he himself calls the mythical mafia (Sept. 11).
Within the latter, the story splits further to focus in turn on Jacuzzi Splot and his crew, Ladd Russo and his crew, the cultists, and the immortal boy Czeslaw, each of which have their own distinct agendas but nearly all of which find themselves messed up with the rampage of someone - or something - some refer to as the mythical Rail Tracer.
It’s pretty straightforward: to quote the plays’ website, the Wingfield plays are “about city stockbroker Walt Wingfield who quits the rat race to buy a hundred acre farm in mythical Persephone Township an hour north of Toronto.”
(And, yes, other bloggers 'opinions notwithstanding, mythical is a perfectly proper word to use in the context of many mystery animals or animals with folkloric connotation.
I have the hardest time naming my mythical characters ... and, well, the normal ones, too!