Part of speech: adjective

Existing only in imagination; unreal.

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Usage examples "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", 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", 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", Francis Marion Crawford.