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Fantasy, 1) imagination, the power of imagining: Wiv. V, 5, 55. Mids. V, 5. H4B V, 2, 13. Rom. I, 4, 98. Caes. III, 3, 2. “the main opinion he held once of f., of dreams and ceremonies,” II, 1, 197 (i. e. of the faculty of imagination to foreshow the future). “art thou alive? or is it f. that plays upon our eyesight?” H4A V, 4, 138; cf. Hml. I, 1, 23. Hml. I, 1, 23
2) mental image, conceit: “a causeless f.” Ven. 897. “full of hateful --ies,” Mids. II, 1, 258. “legions of strange --ies,” John V, 7, 18. “no figures nor no --ies, which busy care draws in the brains of men,” Caes. II, 1, 231.
3) love (or rather love-thoughts): “fie on sinful f.” Wiv. V, 5, 97. “and stolen the impression of her f.” Mids. I, 1, 32. “how many actions most ridiculous hast thou been drawn to by thy f.?” As II, 4, 31. it (love) “is to be all made of f., all made of passion and all made of wishes,” V, 2, 100.
4) a whim, caprice: “such antic, lisping, affecting --s,” Rom. II, 4, 30 (the spurious Q1 and M. Edd. fantasticoes). “for a f. and trick of fame,” Hml. IV, 4, 61. “to please his f.” Oth. III, 3, 299.
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