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fancy

1. (of a domestic animal) bred for particular qualities
2. Lit the power to conceive and represent decorative and novel imagery, esp in poetry. Fancy was held by Coleridge to be more casual and superficial than imagination
3. Music a composition for solo lute, keyboard, etc., current during the 16th and 17th centuries
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"Especially when one of those two is such a fanciful, troublesome creature!" said Emma playfully.
"I am afraid I am sometimes very fanciful and troublesome."
It offended him both as a lawyer and as a lover of the sane and customary sides of life, to whom the fanciful was the immodest.
"But it is more than ten years since Henry Jekyll became too fanciful for me.
Also, if he thinks it incumbent upon him to be fanciful, original, and out of the way, his fancy always assumes a foolish, unnatural vein, for the reason that it is compounded of trite, hackneyed forms.
All that I felt was that I had a right to go in person and beg the Baron's and the Baroness's pardon--the more so since, of late, I had been feeling unwell and unstrung, and had been in a fanciful condition.
The two thieves were dressed in the fanciful court costumes of the middle of the sixteenth century, while the Saviour was nude, with the exception of a cloth around the loins.
"The free trapper, while a bachelor, has no greater pet than his horse; but the moment he takes a wife (a sort of brevet rank in matrimony occasionally bestowed upon some Indian fair one, like the heroes of ancient chivalry in the open field), he discovers that he has a still more fanciful and capricious animal on which to lavish his expenses.
That these are not mere fanciful and extravagant suggestions we have sufficient proofs in the dangers already experienced by the traders to the Spanish mart of Santa Fe, and to the distant posts of the fur companies.
Artfully expressing the emotional rhythm by which the inarticulate majority lives, Callaghan moves effortlessly through alternating memories and realities with his signature style of tactile and visually fanciful prose.
But, even though he turns 38 in October, is not too fanciful to imagine him being able to still do a at the top level here.
Because given that any potential departure for Lovren would surely mean that a new centre-back would be brought in, why not indulge in a fanciful swap deal?