imaginary place


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Noun1.imaginary place - a place that exists only in imagination; a place said to exist in fictional or religious writings
imagination, imaginativeness, vision - the formation of a mental image of something that is not perceived as real and is not present to the senses; "popular imagination created a world of demons"; "imagination reveals what the world could be"
afterworld - the place where you are after you die
Annwfn, Annwn - (Welsh mythology) the other world; land of fairies
Asgard - (Norse mythology) the heavenly dwelling of the Norse gods (the Aesir) and slain war heroes
Atlantis - according to legend, an island in the Atlantic Ocean that Plato said was swallowed by an earthquake
Brobdingnag - a land imagined by Jonathan Swift where everything was enormous
cloud-cuckoo-land - an imaginary place where you say people are when they seem optimistically out of touch with reality
Cockaigne - (Middle Ages) an imaginary land of luxury and idleness
El Dorado, eldorado - an imaginary place of great wealth and opportunity; sought in South America by 16th-century explorers
faerie, faery, fairyland - the enchanted realm of fairies
Heaven - the abode of God and the angels
Elysium - a place or condition of ideal happiness
netherworld, Scheol, underworld, Hades, infernal region, Hell - (religion) the world of the dead; "No one goes to Hades with all his immense wealth"-Theognis
infernal region, nether region, perdition, Inferno, Hell, pit - (Christianity) the abode of Satan and the forces of evil; where sinners suffer eternal punishment; "Hurl'd headlong...To bottomless perdition, there to dwell"- John Milton; "a demon from the depths of the pit"; "Hell is paved with good intentions"-Dr. Johnson
Houyhnhnms - a land imagined by Jonathan Swift where intelligent horses ruled the Yahoos
Laputa - a land imagined by Jonathan Swift where impractical projects were pursued and practical projects neglected
Lilliput - a land imagined by Jonathan Swift that was inhabited by tiny people
limbo - (theology) in Roman Catholicism, the place of unbaptized but innocent or righteous souls (such as infants and virtuous individuals)
limbo - an imaginary place for lost or neglected things
Midgard - (Norse mythology) the abode of humans in Norse mythology
dreamland, dreamworld, never-never land - a pleasing country existing only in dreams or imagination
purgatory - (theology) in Roman Catholic theology the place where those who have died in a state of grace undergo limited torment to expiate their sins
Ruritania - an imaginary kingdom in central Europe; often used as a scene for intrigue and romance
spirit world - any imaginary place where spiritual beings (demons or fairies or angels or the like) abide; "science has emptied the spirit world of its former inhabitants"
Sion, Zion, Utopia - an imaginary place considered to be perfect or ideal
wonderland - an imaginary realm of marvels or wonders
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An imaginary place where people are unhappy and usually afraid because they are not treated fairly.
It argues that Chelm and its precursors have functioned for more than three centuries as an ironic model of Jewish society, both utopia and dystopia, an imaginary place onto which changing questions about Jewish identity, community, and history have repeatedly been projected.
It's an imaginary place, still thriving thanks to obsessive fans and enduring memes.
Summary: In his latest exhibition, "I Remember Palestine," now up at SV Gallery in Saifi Village, Adib Fattal explores an imaginary place.
Imaginary place where flighty creature gets between sky and ground (5-6-4) 12.
Let's also assume that Iran is the worst possible actor in this imaginary place while Saudi Arabia and its US-NATO partners all stand on the right side of the universal law.
The anesthesiologist/hypnotist met with the patient to carry out a short hypnosis session and teach the patient how to create a "safe place"an imaginary place where they can feel safe and effective.
In other words, the power to define the city as an Imaginary place by arresting Symbolic space is the power to control the surplus capital it produces and absorbs.
The story opens with an awful uprising in 'Tharar', an imaginary place.
What if you can choose some imaginary place where you can go for a fantasy vacation?
The imagery shows an imaginary place, which is meant to guide our thoughts of remembrance and all that has happened since the tragedy.
In those eighteen days, Egyptians did not create a utopia or something akin to an imaginary place -- they saw an Egypt that every Egyptian would recognise as real and representative of the best of Egyptians.