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fig mint

  • n  a contrived or fantastic idea
    a figment of the imagination

  • Yeti or big foot is nothing but a figment of our imaginations.
  • Global warming is not just some figment of a far-fetched computer model but a real threat that could spell disaster for all life on earth during the next century?
  • Or a legal figment, spinning a web of Whereases and Be it Resolveds between a war and a war? That, in the fall of 1946, was the world's most fatal question.
News & Articles

  • Chattanoogan.com - Chattanooga's source for breaking local news
    Don't have much time this weekend, so I'll just address my biggest pet peeve so far this season. Felix Falcon. Phenom? Figment of my imagination? Braves' shape-shifting left-hander? He is 4-0 for the DSL Braves, and nowhere do we have his height or weight or hometown.
    July 6, 2013 - The Chattanoogan
Quotes

  • Barack Obama in International Herald Tribune
    It's not just a figment of your imagination,Obama said at a Virginia town-hall event focused on helping women advance economically. "Let's be clear. This economic downturn is not in your head."
  • Jacqui Smith in Dispatch Online
    Nearly half of those pleaded guilty, so this is not some figment of the imagination,said Home Secretary Jacqui Smith.
  • Arnold Palmer in Sun-Sentinel.com
    It's a hard pill to swallow,Palmer said. "All of a sudden, I'll sit at home and watch it on television and think, `You know, I could have done that better.' This is realistic. This is not a figment of my imagination. And that's hard .........

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