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synonyms for fictive

  • fabricated
  • fanciful
  • fictional
  • imaginary
  • imagined
  • invented
  • made-up
  • make believe
  • pretend
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How to use fictive in a sentence

She made even the true seem fictive, while Miriam's effort was to make the fictive true.
THE TRAGIC MUSEHENRY JAMES
Its grossness must be transposed, as it were, to a fictive scale, a scale of fainter tints and generalized signs.
PICTURE AND TEXTHENRY JAMES
Of this part of the Gospel, Loisy says, 'rien n'est plus arbitraire comme exégèse, ni plus faible comme narration fictive.'
OUTSPOKEN ESSAYSWILLIAM RALPH INGE
I question if there is another fictive utterance to surpass this one in authenticity.
BROWNING'S HEROINESETHEL COLBURN MAYNE
I was for the time entirely the historian, with little time to dream of the fictive material with which my memory was filled.
A DAUGHTER OF THE MIDDLE BORDERHAMLIN GARLAND
One portrait, however, that of Olivier, would seem to have been purely fictive.
ROMAIN ROLLANDSTEFAN ZWEIG
In the first poem of the book, using the fictive 'he' as its subject, she indicates her attitude to that region beyond sense.
STUDIES OF CONTEMPORARY POETSMARY C. STURGEON
Falstaff ceases to be a fictive creation, or the mere dramatic representation of a type, and takes on a distinctive individuality.
SHAKESPEARE'S LOST YEARS IN LONDON, 1586-1592ARTHUR ACHESON
Her mind was naturally fictive, and she divined the immense world suggested by the girl's incoherent sentences.
ROSE OF DUTCHER'S COOLLYHAMLIN GARLAND
Lyon hoped for a letter recounting the fictive sequel; but apparently his brilliant sitter did not operate with the pen.
A LONDON LIFE; THE PATAGONIA; THE LIAR; MRS. TEMPERLYHENRY JAMES
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