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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR FANTASIES

And would it cost you anything to accommodate yourself to his fantasies?

But now let us leave these fantasies of psychological fiction.

Her fantasies and her fashions were imitated on every table of the Roman upper ten.

What fantasies she wove out of a rather limited imagination!

And in the name of equality what fantasies of taxation have we not woven?

She was fond of her fantasies and would not easily interrupt them.

Our fantasies are always incomplete, because they are fantasies.

She loved his fantasies because she believed them natural to him.

Nay, True; my fantasies be not of thy lively romancing sort.

When her fantasies contain elements of truth, so do the rumors.

WORD ORIGIN

early 14c., "illusory appearance," from Old French fantaisie (14c.) "vision, imagination," from Latin phantasia, from Greek phantasia "appearance, image, perception, imagination," from phantazesthai "picture to oneself," from phantos "visible," from phainesthai "appear," in late Greek "to imagine, have visions," related to phaos, phos "light," phainein "to show, to bring to light" (see phantasm). Sense of "whimsical notion, illusion" is pre-1400, followed by that of "imagination," which is first attested 1530s. Sense of "day-dream based on desires" is from 1926.

Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.