I have divided it into twenty-four hours, like the Italian clocks, because for me there is neither night nor day, sun nor moon, but only that factitious
light that I take with me to the bottom of the sea.
He threw out biting remarks on Lydgate's tricks, worthy only of a quack, to get himself a factitious
reputation with credulous people.
And he felt himself oppressed by this creation of factitious
purity, so cunningly manufactured by a conspiracy of mothers and aunts and grandmothers and long-dead ancestresses, because it was supposed to be what he wanted, what he had a right to, in order that he might exercise his lordly pleasure in smashing it like an image made of snow.
I revelled in all his appearances in the Histories, and I tried to be as happy where a factitious
and perfunctory Falstaff comes to life again in the "Merry Wives of Windsor," though at the bottom of my heart I felt the difference.
What a tiresome custom that is, by-the-by - one among the many sources of factitious
annoyance of this ultra-civilised life.
Ah, yes," said the factitious
abbe, who began to understand; "and what name does the young man bear meanwhile?
Hitherto, it had been held a point of honour by the families in Grimworth parish, to buy their sugar and their flannel at the shop where their fathers and mothers had bought before them; but, if newcomers were to bring in the system of neck- and-neck trading, and solicit feminine eyes by gown-pieces laid in fan-like folds, and surmounted by artificial flowers, giving them a factitious
charm (for on what human figure would a gown sit like a fan, or what female head was like a bunch of China-asters?
I have known many men who, besides any factitious
advantages that I may possess, had money and brains into the bargain; but somehow they have never disturbed my good-humor.
Most men, even in this comparatively free country, through mere ignorance and mistake, are so occupied with the factitious
cares and superfluously coarse labors of life that its finer fruits cannot be plucked by them.
His consciousness is schizophrenic: he lives in two cities at once, where the fading memories of 1848 vie with present impressions of Haussmann's factitious
Di Biagi conducts this defence with great finesse as well as scholarship, ultimately in terms of the essentially intertextual as well as factitious
(fittizia) nature of literary art.
journal or confession, supplemented by a confusion of authorial stand-aside notes, leaving one, for all their recondite accuracy and patent erudition, high and dry above reality, confounded between fact, faction and fiction.