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I also had great optimism that Guillermo would be able to realize these creatures in a unique and imaginative way.Vampires without Glitter or Girl Problems: Inside Guillermo del Toro’s ‘The Strain’
July 14, 2014
The food here also is delicious and imaginative, but the ambience is 180-degrees different.Holy Molé: Tucson’s Mexican Food with a Kick
Jane & Michael Stern
June 29, 2014
Pretending and imaginative play also flourish, and imaginary friends are common companions to young schoolchildren.
Unless Jane becomes more unhinged in coming episodes, she was just an imaginative kid being a kid.
It is such that some of the best cinema demands our imaginative involvement—Robert Bresson comes to mind.Confessions of a Death Camp Collaborator: Claude Lanzmann’s ‘The Last of the Unjust’
February 7, 2014
Like all imaginative people, she had the gift of dramatizing herself.K
Mary Roberts Rinehart
Dorcas Jane, who was eleven and a half and not at all imaginative, eyed him suspiciously.The Trail Book
The least imaginative of my charges seemed to feel the influence of the place.It Happened in Egypt
C. N. Williamson
To an imaginative mind the scene was full of novel interest.The Works of Whittier, Volume V (of VII)
John Greenleaf Whittier
You are susceptible, imaginative; do not demand too much, or dream too fondly.Alice, or The Mysteries, Complete
- produced by or indicative of a vivid or creative imaginationan imaginative story
- having a vivid imagination
Word Origin and History for imaginative
late 14c., ymaginatyf, from Old French imaginatif and directly from Medieval Latin imaginativus, from imaginat-, stem of Latin imaginari (see imagine). Related: Imaginatively; imaginativeness.