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fantasy in Literature topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishfantasyfan‧ta‧sy /ˈfæntəsi/ ●●○ noun (plural fantasies)  1 [countable, uncountable]IMAGINE an exciting and unusual experience or situation that you imagine happening to you, but which will probably never happen I used to have fantasies about living in Paris with an artist. sexual fantasies Young children sometimes can’t distinguish between fantasy and reality. He lived in a fantasy world of his own, even as a small boy.2 [singular, uncountable]IMAGINE an idea or belief that is based only on imagination, not on real facts Memories can sometimes be pure fantasy, rather than actual recollections.3 [countable] a story, film etc that is based on imagination and not facts a surrealist fantasy set in a South American village
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fantasyMy son seems to live in a fantasy world sometimes.He tried to dislike her, but the first date had been like some strawberry-coated fantasy.Perhaps it's the fault of the Hollywood star system for neglecting its role of fantasy and glamour.Psychologists say that memories can sometimes be pure fantasy, rather than actual recollections.a young woman's romantic fantasiesEveryone's fantasy is that one day they will win the National Lottery.After the fantasy performance, we, the individuals doing the fantasising, are left with some reactions to our fantasy.The first was the students' attitudes toward their fantasies.lived in ... fantasy worldDeprived of a stable relationship with either parent, she lived in a fantasy world with dreams of financial and social success.