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Definition of "phantastical" []

  • Dated form of fantastical. (adjective)

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Use "phantastical" in a sentence
  • "While the Romantic sense of the artist's own "tortured" psyche as an important part both of innovation and of genius had not yet been developed in that period (though we retroactively animate Gesualdo according to those principles), you do already get an early form of reverence for and excitement about the new, the "curious," the "phantastical" -- and, in England, even the bizarrely "melancholic" -- which are quite important and marked antecedents of modern, post-Romantic, attitudes toward genius and innovation."
  • "I could not name it now, but I felt part of a process whose workings were hidden to me, like the inner engine of a phantastical machine."
  • "Many have taken voluminous pains to determine the state of the soul upon disunion; but men have been most phantastical in the singular contrivances of their corporal dissolution: whilst the soberest nations have rested in two ways, of simple inhumation and burning."
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