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1. Concocted or fabricated, especially in order to deceive or mislead; make up: a fictitious name; fictitious transactions.
2. Of or relating to the characters, settings, or plots that are created for a work of fiction: a book in which fictitious characters interact with historical figures.

[From Latin fictīcius, from fictus, past participle of fingere, to form; see fiction.]

fic·ti′tious·ly adv.
fic·ti′tious·ness n.
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Adv.1.fictitiously - in a false manner intended to mislead
2.fictitiously - in a fictional manner (created by the imagination)


[fɪkˈtɪʃəslɪ] advin modo fittizio
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But Pip loved life, and all life's peaceable securities; so that the panic-striking business in which he had somehow unaccountably become entrapped, had most sadly blurred his brightness; though, as ere long will be seen, what was thus temporarily subdued in him, in the end was destined to be luridly illumined by strange wild fires, that fictitiously showed him off to ten times the natural lustre with which in his native Tolland County in Connecticut, he had once enlivened many a fiddler's frolic on the green; and at melodious even-tide, with his gay ha-ha
3 An equal amount of praise is due for the consistency with which the characters of the animals, fictitiously introduced, are marked.
Hence the UN and AU, no doubt prodded with threatening ultimatums from Khartoum, have fictitiously created "secure" and "stable" regions of Darfur.
While much work remains to be done establishing the extent of these conventions, both for free and for metrical verse, this essay establishes that there are certain, well-established verse conventions that lend themselves to such attempts to harness contours of intonation as a prosody, one that fundamentally, if fictitiously, combines meaning and music.
Ismail as a defendant, substituting him for a fictitiously named defendant in the original complaint.
An amendment merely substituting a named party for a fictitiously named party relates back only if the provisions of Alabama Rules of Civil Procedure are satisfied, i.
majoritarian conception of popular sovereignty that fictitiously assumes
During the reign of Charles II a sheep-gut sheath was said to have been invented by the almost certainly fictitiously named Dr Condom (also known as Quondam or Cundum).
because one is not existentially, originally part of that other-world (which one might fictitiously live as if it were one's own, as a colonial person with a metropolitan soul, a ghost or phantom); to negate the knowledge of the evolving historical identity of one's own reality and not differentiate it from that of others; to thus think of that which is alien falsely as one's own, and therefore to define as philosophy what is in essence commentary, and not to aspire to create something different; and in, ethical terms, to be responsible for rendering invisible, for hiding, for making disappear, or for failing to perceive what is one's own, etc.
Instead, it is a novel based on Joplin's varied and adventurous life; all characters, places, and incidents described are either fictitious, or in the case of Joplin's historical contemporaries, used fictitiously.
Yet the discerning King discovered that Nameless was the real assassin in disguise who slew fictitiously the three assassins in order to approach the King himself.
When Yukio was prime minister, one of his campaign funding bodies was accused of having fictitiously listed donors and his chief accountant was sacked and convicted.