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phantasmagorial

Definitions

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  • adj. Alternative form of phantasmagoric.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of, relating to, or resembling phantasmagoria; phantasmagoric.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Relating to a phantasmagoria; phantasmagoric.

Etymologies

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From Ancient Greek φάντασμα (phantasma, "ghost") + ἀγορεύειν (agoreuein, "to speak publicly").

Examples

  • You go further and would touch the phantasmagorial veil.

    The Kempton-Wace Letters

  • That ignorance was on prominent display after New Hampshire, as analysts groped to explain the primary results and came up with explanations that were as offensive as they were phantasmagorial.

    Susan Faludi: The Correct Hillary Stereotype: Competence

  • In capitalist societies it is only the definite social relationships of men themselves, which in their eyes takes on the phantasmagorial form of a relation between things.

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  • The rest of the service was phantasmagorial background to that great reality — a phantasmagorial background a little inclined to stare.

    Love and Mr Lewisham

  • The change was almost phantasmagorial, as if the sun had burst through the fog upon that face: it became clear, bright, almost radiant.

    The Romantic Adventures of a Milkmaid

  • Jim's first impression of London was an ocean of flying mud, through which myriads of phantasmagorial creatures and things moved in sullen, unceasing procession; an all-enveloping wall of brown fog; and a roar like unto some monster in pain.

    Colorado Jim

  • He knew that he must seek them in their own social world, and to this he would surely be raised by his phantasmagorial income of thirty shillings a week.

    The Fortunate Youth

  • The rest of the service was phantasmagorial background to that great reality -- a phantasmagorial background a little inclined to stare.

    Love and Mr. Lewisham

  • But his pictures of nature are fine only as imaging the dreaminess, and obscurity, and confusion of distempered sleep; while all his agents pass before our eyes like shadows, and only impress and affect us with a phantasmagorial splendour.

    Famous Reviews

  • The sun, a lurid, red sun, went down behind the hills, and a twilight that seemed to Dick and Albert phantasmagorial and shot with red crept over the earth.

    The Last of the Chiefs A Story of the Great Sioux War

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