Even the etherealists admit that mind itself must have substance in order to transmit to imaginings
the appearance of substance.
As for the rest of your enemies and ill-wishers, I am certain that it is with vain imaginings
that you are vexing yourself.
of deformity possessed my brain, and profaned all that was purest and dearest in my recollections of Miss Dunross.
But after spending two months alone in the country, he was convinced that this was not one of those passions of which he had had experience in his early youth; that this feeling gave him not an instant's rest; that he could not live without deciding the question, would she or would she not be his wife, and that his despair had arisen only from his own imaginings
, that he had no sort of proof that he would be rejected.
Many persons at Diou, seeing the vessels so well fitted out, desired leave to go this voyage along with us, imagining
they had an excellent opportunity of acquiring both wealth and honour.
Death was in that poisonous wave, And in its gulf a fitting grave For him who thence could solace bring To his lone imagining
-- Whose solitary soul could make An Eden of that dim lake.
Sometimes, notwithstanding the cold, a couple came on to the balcony and stood for a moment to get some fresh air; and Philip, imagining
that they were in love with one another, turned away and limped along the street with a heavy hurt.
Listening to Bilibin he was already imagining
how on reaching the army he would give an opinion at the war council which would be the only one that could save the army, and how he alone would be entrusted with the executing of the plan.
You see the fault becomes a virtue when it is hers, the treason prospers; wherefore, no doubt, the impossibility of imagining
I was beginning to be afraid you weren't coming for me and I was imagining
all the things that might have happened to prevent you.
When we shut our eyes and call up pictures of familiar scenes, we usually have no difficulty, so long as we remain awake, in discriminating between what we are imagining
and what is really seen.
And what that is, we may soon gain some idea of, by imagining
all the grave-yards, cemeteries, and family vaults of creation yielding up the live bodies of all the men, women, and children who were alive seventy-five years ago; and adding this countless host to the present human population of the globe.