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unlifelike

(ʌnˈlaɪfˌlaɪk)
adj
not lifelike; unnatural; unrealistic
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Adj.1.unlifelike - without substance; "cardboard caricatures of historical figures"
artificial, unreal - contrived by art rather than nature; "artificial flowers"; "artificial flavoring"; "an artificial diamond"; "artificial fibers"; "artificial sweeteners"
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But since, of course, the Greek texts were not available in the early stages of the medieval period, the story quickly moves to Cicero and the Ciceronian rhetorical tradition which did get carried forward by Boethius, Bede, Isidore, John of Salisbury and many others, providing Davenport with a basic framework of narrative of three types: historia (accounts of actual past occurrences), argumentum (fictitious, hypothesized but plausible events), and fabula (fantastic, unlifelike occurrences).
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