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Other classic Halloween characters, like ghosts, are just figments of our imagination.
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That’s a figment of his imagination and obviously being used for political advancement.
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Instead, it sets up an end-of-first-act plot twist where we find out that Joe has been talking to a figment of his imagination all along.
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This is Sam’s “double,” a figment of his imagination that offers advice that often contradicts what Sam wants to do.
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The “discourse” online is between figments of ourselves, ghosts in dialogue.
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That this whole thing was a figment of Mr. Hamblen's imagination.
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This indeed was his spiritual and mental reality for her; the rest of him was a figment, a dream that might pass suddenly away.
PLASHERS MEADCOMPTON MACKENZIE
And yet it is not true that matter is a pure figment of the imagination; it has an existence of its own, a potential existence.
A HISTORY OF MEDIAEVAL JEWISH PHILOSOPHYISAAC HUSIK
The forms of government are abstractions, not names of realities, and their 'mixture' is a pure figment.
THE ENGLISH UTILITARIANS, VOLUME I.LESLIE STEPHEN
It was not that to my feelings the obligations were really a mere figment of pretence.
THE POSTHUMOUS WORKS OF THOMAS DE QUINCEY, VOL. 1 (2 VOLS)THOMAS DE QUINCEY
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WORDS RELATED TO FIGMENT

  • apparition
  • chimera
  • daydream
  • delusion
  • dream
  • eidolon
  • figment
  • hallucination
  • haunt
  • ignis fatuus
  • illusion
  • mirage
  • nightmare
  • phantasm
  • revenant
  • shade
  • shadow
  • specter
  • spirit
  • spook
  • vision
  • wraith
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