What does the word imaginary mean?

Usage examples for imaginary

  1. Some one may ask,- Why not take any story or lyric and give it directly to an imaginary listener, and only indirectly to the audience? – Browning and the Dramatic Monologue by S. S. Curry
  2. She did not shoot the noble lord, for she had no pistol; nor did Randolph, for he was at a distance from the bed of death, surrounded by witnesses; nor did the imaginary burglars. – Prince Zaleski by M.P. Shiel
  3. The family to which Sabina belonged is wholly imaginary, and its fall was due to other causes. – The Heart of Rome by Francis Marion Crawford