Origin of imitative
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I was afraid to tell my story directly, wanted to couch it in a fanciful (and imitative) yarn of sex and intrigue.‘Miracle Boy Grows Up’: Ben Mattlin Speaks to Jay McInerney
December 22, 2012
The imitative artist will be in a brilliant state of intelligence about his own creations?
The imitative art is an inferior who marries an inferior, and has inferior offspring.
This is why he uses the letter iota as imitative of motion, ienai, iesthai.Cratylus
But music, like all art, must be truly imitative, and imitative of what is true and good.Laws
True to her imitative instincts, Audrey could be frank with the frank.Audrey Craven
- imitating or tending to imitate or copy
- characterized by imitation
- copying or reproducing the features of an original, esp in an inferior mannerimitative painting
- another word for onomatopoeic
Word Origin and History for imitative
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