Definition of Imaginary being
1. Noun. A creature of the imagination; a person that exists only in legends or myths or fiction.
Generic synonyms: Imagination, Imaginativeness, Vision
Specialized synonyms: Hypothetical Creature, Mythical Being, Giant, Hobbit, Mermaid, Merman, Cadmus, Monster, Witch, Character, Fictional Character, Fictitious Character, Psychopomp, Sylph, Unicorn
Specialized synonyms: Death, Gargantua, Maxwell's Demon, Martian, Humpty Dumpty, Jack Frost, Mammon, Father Christmas, Kriss Kringle, Saint Nicholas, Saint Nick, Santa, Santa Claus, St. Nick, Tom Thumb
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Literary usage of Imaginary being
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1. The Critical Review, Or, Annals of Literature by Tobias George Smollett (1814)
"The lady to whom they are addressed we suspect to be an imaginary being. DRAMA ART. 37.—Spanish Patriots, a thousand years ago. ..."
2. Pedagogical Articles: Linen-measurer by Leo Tolstoy, Leo Wiener (1904)
"For theology this imaginary being is God, and for political sciences it is the state. The religious superstition consists in this, that the sacrifices, ..."
3. Notes, Critical, Illustrative, and Practical, on the Book of Daniel, with an by Albert Barnes (1853)
"... and without which all these things are Tain, (a) True religion always arises from, just views of God as he is ; not from, him as an imaginary being. ..."