fancy

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  • She moved from one interest to another as each in turn caught her fancy.
  • He has a fancy prepared speech ready for every member of the family.
  • This had been her room, and he almost fancied her presence about him. Cited from The Daughters of Danaus, by Mona Caird
  • It is used as a fancy way to get onto one's board.
  • He fancies you bad, because I love you so much more than him. Cited from Alec Forbes of Howglen, by George MacDonald
  • He sat down, and fancied he saw the way clear before him. Cited from A Master Of Craft, by W. W. Jacobs
  • He must be a very fine young man, likely to win what he fancies. Cited from A Houseful of Girls, by Sarah Tytler
  • His voice could, he fancied, have reached from one end to the other. Cited from Ben Hadden, by W.H.G. Kingston
  • All the wild fancies which I had just been having now came back. Cited from The Lady of the Ice, by James De Mille
  • He almost fancied that he saw his father standing before him. Cited from A True Hero, by W.H.G. Kingston
  • I cannot take leave of them without fancying them as they will be in old age. Cited from Girls and Women, by Harriet E. Paine (AKA: E. Chester)
  • My belief is that they really fancied that they had seen what they described. Cited from James Braithwaite, the Supercargo, by W.H.G. Kingston
  • In all their fancies they had never thought of such a thing as that. Cited from Days of the Discoverers, by L. Lamprey
  • And she put herself in great danger, as she fancied, to find him. Cited from The Gold Of Fairnilee, by Andrew Lang
  • Moving from room to room, he fancied that he was going from country to country.
  • Fancying she saw her husband once more at her feet, she determined to keep him there. Cited from Olive, by Dinah Maria Craik (AKA Dinah Maria Mulock)
  • Whether they still fancied that Indians were following them, we could not tell. Cited from With Axe and Rifle, by W.H.G. Kingston
  • What would you say if I told you all the fancies I have about you? Cited from The Argosy, Vol. 51, No. 6, June 1891, ed. by Charles W. Wood
  • Those fancy steps had by mid-century for the most part been replaced by simple walking steps.
  • She fancied she had seen this face before, but she could not remember when or where. Cited from The Works of Guy de Maupassant, Vol. 5 (of 8), by Guy de Maupassant
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Meaning of fancy

  • noun A kind of imagination that was held by coleridge to be more casual and superficial than true imagination
  • verb Have a fancy or particular liking or desire for
    She fancied a necklace that she had seen in the jeweler's window
  • adjective Not plain; decorative or ornamented
    fancy handwriting, fancy clothes