I was afraid to tell my story directly, wanted to couch it in a fanciful (and imitative) yarn of sex and intrigue.
When some influential critic snarls, all the imitative inferior critics take the same tone.
But here the name is far too old for any imitative process of this kind.
I, obeying the imitative instinct that is so strong in childhood, tried to regulate my life in conformity with his.
The difference is, that he was imitative and affected, where she was original and genuine.
The maze of tangled languages and religions upon his map proved too complicated for our imitative abilities.
I do not mean that they reached any imitative resemblance to nature.
Man is an imitative creature, however, and what one carpenter has, the others copy.
Neither did the master cease to rely on the imitative faculty.
Yet this imitative faculty inherent to blacks, does not go so far as to endow them with any artistic talents.