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synonyms for phantasm

  • apparition
  • dream
  • fancy
  • fantasy
  • image
  • mirage
  • nightmare
  • shade
  • shadow
  • specter
  • spirit
  • vapor
  • vision
  • eidolon
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antonyms for phantasm

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  • actuality
  • being
  • brightness
  • certainty
  • fact
  • light
  • reality
  • truth
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How to use phantasm in a sentence

A phantasm is that which, not being a true counterpart of reality, is yet so like it as to be mistaken for reality.
PLATO AND THE OTHER COMPANIONS OF SOKRATES, 3RD ED. VOLUME III (OF 4)GEORGE GROTE
His eyes stared wonderingly at the grotesque face like a lingering phantasm of fevered dreams.
ASTOUNDING STORIES OF SUPER-SCIENCE, NOVEMBER, 1930VARIOUS
Was all this nothing,—a dream, a splendid phantasm, to be rent away like a crimson cloud?
THE HILL OF VENUSNATHAN GALLIZIER
His desire to be with her was the desire to escape the phantasm of the woman haunting to subjugate him when they were separate.
THE AMAZING MARRIAGE, COMPLETEGEORGE MEREDITH
At times faith grows faint, and I think it all a delusion—a phantasm—a dream.
NUGGETS OF THE NEW THOUGHTWILLIAM WALKER ATKINSON,
The Cyclops was generated at Ilium, and is a colossal phantasm of the spirit which prompted the attack on the Ciconians.
HOMER'S ODYSSEYDENTON J. SNIDER
One of the most familiar of this form of dreams is what has been called a phantasm of the dying.
PSYCHOTHERAPYJAMES J. WALSH
Occasionally there is a curious variant, when the phantasm is auditory and not visible.
OCCULTISM AND COMMON-SENSEBECKLES WILLSON
Yes, when you have told me that this is some nightmare, some phantasm—a lie!
TO WIN THE LOVE HE SOUGHTE. PHILLIPS OPPENHEIM
As I listened, the phantasm of the night before assumed fainter and fainter proportions.
THE MILLIONAIRE BABYANNA KATHARINE GREEN
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO PHANTASM

  • bogeyman
  • bump in the night
  • chimera
  • delusion
  • hallucination
  • haunt
  • illusion
  • phantasm
  • phantom
  • revenant
  • specter
  • spirit
  • spook
  • visitant
  • castle in the air
  • conceiving
  • dream
  • fancy
  • figment of imagination
  • fond hope
  • fool's paradise
  • head trip
  • imagination
  • imagining
  • in a zone
  • mind trip
  • musing
  • phantasm
  • phantasy
  • pie in the sky
  • pipe dream
  • reverie
  • stargazing
  • trip
  • vision
  • wish
  • woolgathering
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