Sentence example with the word 'factitious'

factitious

affected, assumed, counterfeit, engineered, faked, falsified, forced, insincere, manufactured, pretended, set up, simulated, synthetic, unreal

Definition adj. not produced by natural forces

Last update: February 7, 2017

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The name has by some later Oriental writers been modified into Hindu Koh (mountain), but this is factitious, and throws no more light on the origin of the title.   [adjective]

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It is written for two choirs, the one of five and the other of four voices, and has obtained a celebrity which, if not entirely factitious, is certainly not due to its intrinsic merits alone.   [adjective]

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Whatever humanity I might conjure up against it was all factitious, and concerned my philosophy more than my feelings.   [Please select]

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It is surely intellectual, classic, even factitious in conception as well as in execution.   [Please select]

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This appears to me an insoluble question, and probably, even, a factitious one.   [Please select]

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These are, it has been very justly said, factitious problems, imaginary difficulties which do not exist.   [Please select]

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But this factitious bucolicism is pervaded by a pathos, which, like volcanic heat, has fused into a new compound the dilapidated d├ębris of the Theocritean world.   [Please select]

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Calendar was furthermore possessed of a polished bald spot, girdled with a tonsure of silvered hair--circumstances which lent some factitious distinction to a personality otherwise commonplace.   [Please select]

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