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synonyms for flight of fancy

  • creation of the brain
  • exaggeration
  • facon de parler
  • fish story
  • fumes of fancy
  • imagination
  • mind's eye
  • play of fancy
  • stretch of fancy
  • stretch of the imagination
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How to use flight of fancy in a sentence

A fancy came into my head that I would entertain the king and queen with an English tune upon this instrument.
GULLIVER'S TRAVELSJONATHAN SWIFT
They ran side by side across the yard to a roofed flight of steps that led to the printing-office.
HILDA LESSWAYSARNOLD BENNETT
My one room,” replied that much injured gentleman, “was on the Coffee Room flight.
THE POSTHUMOUS PAPERS OF THE PICKWICK CLUB, V. 2(OF 2)CHARLES DICKENS
She fancied there was a sympathy of thought and taste between them, in which fancy she was mistaken.
THE AWAKENING AND SELECTED SHORT STORIESKATE CHOPIN
One time my fancy soared on high, to see what discoveries I could make in those clearer regions.
THE LIFE AND MOST SURPRISING ADVENTURES OF ROBINSON CRUSOE, OF YORK, MARINER (1801)DANIEL DEFOE
Fancy that enormous shell dropping suddenly out of the blue on to a ship's deck swarming with troops!
GALLIPOLI DIARY, VOLUME IIAN HAMILTON
But the flight of the insurgents was too far advanced to rally them, and they retired south towards Pampanga.
THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDSJOHN FOREMAN
To be sure, he hadn't seen Mrs. Robin go, but he had heard the beat of her wings as she began her flight.
THE TALE OF GRANDFATHER MOLEARTHUR SCOTT BAILEY
His attitude was one of hopeless resignation as he looked toward a distant bird winging its flight away from him.
THE AWAKENING AND SELECTED SHORT STORIESKATE CHOPIN
You never know when you are going to stumble upon a jewel in the most out-of-the-way corner.
MUSIC-STUDY IN GERMANYAMY FAY
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WORDS RELATED TO FLIGHT OF FANCY

  • air castle
  • castle in Spain
  • castle in the sky
  • daydream
  • dreamscape
  • fantasy
  • flight of fancy
  • fond illusion
  • fool's paradise
  • pipe dream
  • unrealistic goal
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