Origin of imagination
Examples from the Web for imagination
Does each character have one in real life that inspired it, or are they from your imagination?
She found instead a show of imagination, artistry, and above all, really happy people—and she quickly fell in love.
This little nook is the perfect spot for some quiet reading time or to let your imagination run wild.The Daily Beast’s 2014 Holiday Gift Guide: For the Blue Ivy in Your Life|Allison McNearney|November 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
So after that initial inspiration, my imagination created the rest.
Today, Turkey in the German imagination has mostly to do with immigration, assimilation, and EU membership.
And imagination reeled before their combined contemplation in the hands of these anmic and self-evident amateurs.The Corner of Harley Street|Henry Bashford
This apotheosis by the Imagination is the subject of my present lecture.The Pleasures of England|John Ruskin
The history of Shakespearean translation in Norway cannot, by any stretch of the imagination, be called distinguished.An Essay Toward a History of Shakespeare in Norway|Martin Brown Ruud
The imagination hardly keeps pace with the progress of population, improvement, and civilization.Select Speeches of Daniel Webster|Daniel Webster
In order for this to take place, a certain amount of reflection and imagination is required on his part.Heart and Soul|Victor Mapes (AKA Maveric Post)
British Dictionary definitions for imagination
Word Origin and History for imagination
"faculty of the mind which forms and manipulates images," mid-14c., ymaginacion, from Old French imaginacion "concept, mental picture; hallucination," from Latin imaginationem (nominative imaginatio) "imagination, a fancy," noun of action from past participle stem of imaginari (see imagine).
Idioms and Phrases with imagination
see figment of one's imagination.