Gulnara attended Harvard; she fancies herself an artist of many talents.
The grandson of a Scottish Presbyterian minister, Murdoch fancies himself something of a moralist.
Eli fancies himself a bong-wielding Holden Caulfield in a bathrobe.
Be willing to act on whims, fancies and, yes, fantasies, too.
He fancies an American actor named Barrymore, but Barrymore, a prodigious drunk, soon storms back to Los Angeles.
This object swives girls enow, and fancies himself a handsome fellow, and is not condemned to the mill as an ass?
In the making of fancies and jests he sees a chance of delay.
The field of his emotions and fancies had never been cultivated.
She had thus a double being, although she was alone with her fancies.
There must be something in their fancies, and the stir they make clears the air.
mid-15c., contraction of fantasy, it took the older and longer word's sense of "inclination, whim, desire." Meaning "fans of an amusement or sport, collectively" is attested by 1735, especially (though not originally) of the prize ring. The adjective is recorded from mid-18c.