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imaginary

Maths involving or containing imaginary numbers. The imaginary part of a complex number, z, is usually written Imz
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The discovery was soon made, I imagine, that the new Surveyor had no great harm in him.
I tried to imagine what would happen when the master should discover that it was I who had been fighting him; and what would happen if they jailed us together in the general apartment for brawlers and petty law-breakers, as was the custom; and what might --
Can you imagine any thing nearer perfect beauty than Emma altogether face and figure?
For, if you reflect a moment, you will see that, while it is easy to choose what virtues we would have our wife possess, it is all but impossible to imagine those faults we would desire in her, which I think most lovers would admit add piquancy to the loved one, that fascinating wayward imperfection which paradoxically makes her perfect.
It gives me much pleasure to imagine that several successive governors of Massachusetts sat in it at the council board.
This insistence in using the odious word arises from the fact that a particularly benighted landsman must imagine the act of anchoring as a process of throwing something overboard, whereas the anchor ready for its work is already overboard, and is not thrown over, but simply allowed to fall.
But it is really too hard upon human nature that it should be held a criminal offence to imagine the death even of the king when he is turned eighty-three.
As I happened to have been in a remarkably sound and refreshing slumber, I could not imagine why the information had not been deferred until morning, indeed, I felt very much inclined to fly into a passion and box my valet's ears; but on second thoughts I got quietly up, and on going outside the house was not a little interested by the moving illumination which I beheld.
Augusta (replied the noble Youth) I thought you had a better opinion of me, than to imagine I would so abjectly degrade myself as to consider my Father's Concurrence in any of my affairs, either of Consequence or concern to me.
You can't imagine what the winters are like in those countries, so long and dark and cold.
I imagine that Freemasonry is the fraternity and equality of men who have virtuous aims," said Pierre, feeling ashamed of the inadequacy of his words for the solemnity of the moment, as he spoke.
You could imagine you were dwelling in marble halls, couldn't you?