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fan si fuhl

  • s  indulging in or influenced by fancy
    a fanciful mind
  • s  not based on fact; unreal
    the falsehood about some fanciful secret treaties"- F.D.Roosevelt
  • s  having a curiously intricate quality
    a fanciful pattern with intertwined vines and flowers

  • A Victorian virus has recently infected two of the top anime-tors: Miyazaki set his latest feature, Howl's Moving Castle, in a fanciful antique England; Otomo retreated to 1860s .
  • Although he is now 36, and a mathematician for Sylvania, Paul Cooper has never lost his boyhood enthusiasm for the fanciful science-fiction stories of Jules Verne.
  • With a method less fanciful than Freud's, they're beginning to sketch the contours of the human mind as designed by natural selection.
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  • Preserving produce: Keeping fruits and veggies fresh
    Your weekly trip to the grocery store may include fanciful ideas of clean eating and a shopping cart barreled of fresh produce. Fast-forward seven days later, and do you see wilted vegetables and moldy fruits?
    June 19, 2013 - Independent Florida Alligator
  • The PGO Cévenne Speedster is one water snake you won’t be afraid to swim with
    Powered by a 1.4-liter BMW inline four-cylinder, the PGO Cévennes combines the motoring prestige of the Porsche 356 with a touch of fanciful, if not foolish-looking, French design.
    June 18, 2013 - Digital Trends
  • What Agency Creatives Can Learn From Dickens, Hemingway and Michelangelo
    CANNES, France—If you're going to have role models, you might as well aim high. At a seminar here today, BBDO's David Lubars and Andrew Robertson suggested that Charles Dickens, Ernest Hemingway and Michelangelo were, in essence, the perfect admen—or at least, possessed many of the skills that suit advertising creatives well. It was a fanciful conceit—Hemingway, for one, would have scoffed at it ...
    June 17, 2013 - AdWeek

  • Cardinal Christoph Schoenborn in Washington Post
    The innumerable fanciful images of Jesus as a revolutionary, as a moderate social reformer, as the secret lover of Mary Magdalene, etc ...... can be calmly deposited in the ossuary of history,Schoenborn said.
  • Jaap de Hoop Scheffer in FOXNews
    Climate change is not a fanciful idea, it is already a reality, a reality that brings with it certain new challenges, including for NATO,said de Hoop Scheffer, acknowledging that an upsurge of energy exploration would likely require a larger...
  • President Bush in FOXNews
    Kunkel said any rumor that a Bush administration official wrote the speech _ or part of it _ and distributed it to conservative allies "sounds incredibly far-fetched and somewhat fanciful."

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