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1. Having existence only in the imagination; unreal.
2. Mathematics
a. Of or being the coefficient of the imaginary unit in a complex number.
b. Of, involving, or being an imaginary number.
c. Involving only a complex number of which the real part is zero.
n. pl. i·mag·i·nar·ies Mathematics
An imaginary number.

i·mag′i·nar′i·ly adv.
i·mag′i·nar′i·ness n.
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Indeed, in addition to imaginarily transforming her gender in order to joke, in a conversation with the family of Hugo she goes so far as to describe herself and all Spaniards as "half-French" (144).
James portrays Marcher not only as conceited and imaginarily heroic but more essentially as a commercial and egotistical animal, for Bartram is only his "buried treasure," "object of value" (45556); due to her early demise, he should "profit extraordinarily little by [her] interest" (482) in him; and after her entombment, he paces her grave like "a contented landlord reviewing a piece of property" (485).
The new kind, on the contrary, rejects the metaphysic view of either the external world or the one made up within the text and thus is more authentically "literature" and more fully imaginarily charged.
But what he has overlooked is the inscribing practice of the spectators, that is, the action of becoming involved emotionally or imaginarily in the performance by acting out incorporating practices.
At the conceptual center of it all lay Floating Chain (Fake Wall), 2014, a wormhole installation by Jonah Freeman and Justin Lowe that led viewers into imaginarily abandoned museum offices and through a sequence of subverted museological displays, conjuring the logical conclusion of the acceleration in question.
The stand consists imaginarily of one hundred forest groups each with an area of 1 ha and different age from 1-100 years.
Moral credentials can be established easily, indirectly, and even imaginarily, and then be used to license immoral behavior in the real world.
The corner points of the hall may be imaginarily connected to a circle that is surrounded by a quadratic corridor.
4) Rider's attempt to revolt against his isolated and alienated position within the rubric of white Southern culture opens the reader to a temporal and spatial crossroads in which his revelation about white anthropocentric authority imaginarily completes Lucas's impotent revenge against his white relatives and rehearses the death of the deer, coding Rider's subjective disintegration and his trans-subjective engagements with the ghost and animal as thematic elements that bridge the seeming gap between the novel's negotiation of racial trauma and the transcendental spirit of Nature.
Taking into consideration that they are both living on the outside of national parameters, but that they imaginarily "coexist" in the same "lesbian outside," it is clear that they belong to a neohomonation.
Money changes hands, but, alas, Johnnie never even gets the imaginarily priced eggs that never existed