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There is no permanent wise man except in the figment of the Stoics.

The starting-point, the nebula, is no figment of the scientific imagination.

Maybe all this about being an FBI agent was just a figment of his imagination.

Or is God but a phantom, and the Eternal Law but a figment of the imagination?

The element of time is only a figment that clouds the question of right and deceives the borrower.

A figment born from a figment; one fancy evolved from another; the shadow of a shadow.

To us here, Atlantis is only a figment, a shadow, far away across the waters.

Might it not be merely a figment of the fertile imagination of man?

Dolly disputed by every male was a figment of the imagination—how different was the reality!

At first Conan doubted his consciousness, thought it was but a figment of delirium.

WORD ORIGIN

early 15c., from Latin figmentum "something formed or fashioned, creation," related to figura "shape" (see figure (n.)).

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