Glory is a painted idol, honour a phantasy, religion a delusion.
He knew it was but a phantasy, but no phantasy was ever more horrible.
Boethus, that it is a phantasy presented to us by fiery air.
Beauty is no phantasy, it has the everlasting meaning of reality.
The figure subjects 40 of the carver were more freely treated, and dealt oftener with common life, with phantasy, or humour.
The phantasy of it could only be expressed by some huge ceremonial hoax.
They do not believe in war, which is a phantasy; they believe in chemistry, which is a science.
Or was it some phantasy that Manitou had sent to bewilder him?
The longer he meditated, the less could he distinguish between real and unreal, fact and phantasy.
If that were so, should we not be compelled to reject the whole of this as phantasy and deception?
early 14c., "illusory appearance," from Old French fantaisie (14c.) "vision, imagination," from Latin phantasia, from Greek phantasia "appearance, image, perception, imagination," from phantazesthai "picture to oneself," from phantos "visible," from phainesthai "appear," in late Greek "to imagine, have visions," related to phaos, phos "light," phainein "to show, to bring to light" (see phantasm). Sense of "whimsical notion, illusion" is pre-1400, followed by that of "imagination," which is first attested 1530s. Sense of "day-dream based on desires" is from 1926.
fantasy fan·ta·sy (fān'tə-sē, -zē)
Imagery that is more or less coherent, as in dreams and daydreams, yet unrestricted by reality. Also called phantasia.