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fictitious

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Pertaining to or measured from an arbitrary reference line as in fictitious equator, fictitious latitude, or fictitious longitude.
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It echoes both the above-discussed fact and fictitiousness concerning the methodology of reading in the two works at issue in this paper, but it also indicates the paradox Coetzee's writing so possesses: a hidden voice burst forth in its boldest as well as its most private way (always too much and not enough), or, to put it in other words, de-revelation of the truth of one's narrative.
This comic stock character of seventeenth-century Spanish drama exhibits the fictitiousness of the mythological universe in various ways, ranging from his scenic ubication (in the margins of the scene or perhaps even in the stalls, (43) crossing over into the space inhabited by the spectator, addressing him, and thus oscillating between intra- and extra-dramatic perspectives), (44) to his plot function (burlesque mirror image or countertype of the noble characters), (45) and witty and coarse manner of discourse (debasing the hero's tragic stature and jeopardizing the elevated status and credibility of the mythical universe.
The effect of these notes, and the intrusion of an often anonymous, disinterested commentator, is to further emphasize the novel's fictitiousness.
In fact it is in its fictitiousness that the story of Waheed's Nowgam village could well be anywhere in Kashmir.
And how strange that readers should demand "severe fidelity to real life" of a fiction that by its very fictitiousness can provide "more reality, than real life itself can show.
32) Denounced both for their fictitiousness and their violence, fairy tales and fantasy narratives seemed to educators at best a waste of time and, at worst, an incitement to the very wickedness and barbarism they so fantastically depicted.
The author himself, however, dismisses all doubts about the fictitiousness of the story at the beginning, stating in the very first sentence that the following sheets contain the "unaccountable Facts," supported by "the Affidavits of several Persons of undoubted Credit.
Building on the Marxist critique of bourgeois ideology as a practice of naturalizing history that disguises historical conventions as natural phenomena, the Stalinist Socialist Realism of the 1930s never ceased to stress the fictitiousness of any allegedly natural limitations to the construction of the new society.
This crisis illustrates, redundantly, the paralysis of the United Nations regarding major powers, hence regarding major events, and the fictitiousness of the European Union regarding foreign policy.
of Southampton), and argues that contemporary literature has been a powerful site for unraveling the assumptions that are contained within the rhetoric of money's fictitiousness.
Described objects must primarily be viewed in their narrative context; their possible fictitiousness is only secondary, though B.