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  • n. phantasmagoria

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  • n. See phantasmagoria.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as phantasmagoria.


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  • Anti-'Vietnam war 'marches, demonstrations and vigils, reported in the land, undid the federal phantasmagory.


  • Current Music: crown me king- phantasmagory.16 gunslingers | crown me king

    mordicai: crown me king!

  • Under this my Gregorian chant, and beautiful wax-light phantasmagory, kindly hidden from you is an abyss of black doubts, scepticism, nay, sans-culottic Jacobinism, an orcus that has no bottom.

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine — Volume 54, No. 333, July 1843

  • On the very day of our arrival sixty thousand men had crossed the Potomac on their march towards Manassas; and almost with their first step into the Virginia mud, the phantasmagory of a countless host and impregnable ramparts, before which they had so long remained quiescent, dissolved quite away.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 10, No. 57, July, 1862

  • Then, suddenly, I was not consul at Venice, and had not been, but consul at Delhi, in India; and the distress I felt would all end in a splendid Oriental phantasmagory of elephants and native princes, with their retinues in procession, which I suppose was mostly out of my reading of De Quincey.

    I Talk of Dreams

  • It is impossible here to sketch in detail this strange phantasmagory of arson, bloodshed, politics, and law.

    Abraham Lincoln

  • The vision of twenty dangerous places where one impetuous footfall might have hurled his darling into the cruel beating waves painted themselves -- a hideous phantasmagory -- upon

    The Light of Scarthey

  • My trust in Heaven is, I shall yet get away “to some cottage by the sea-shore”; far enough from all the mad and mad making things that dance round me here, which I shall then look on only as a theatrical phantasmagory, with an eye only to the meaning that lies hidden in it.

    The Correspondence of Thomas Carlyle and Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1834-1872, Vol. I

  • He commands, where necessary, a rhetorician's readiness of illustration, and a masque-writer's inventiveness, as to machinery; he can even (in the "House of Fame") conjure up an elaborate but self-consistent phantasmagory of his own, and continue it with a fulness proving that his fancy would not be at a loss for supplying even more materials than he cares to employ.


  • I shut myself into my little study, and went over what we had read, till my brain was so full of it that when I crept up to my room at last, it was to lie down to slumbers which were often a mere phantasmagory of those witching Pictures of Travel.

    Literature and Life (Complete)


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