Examples of figment in a Sentence
unable to find any tracks in the snow the next morning, I was forced to conclude that the shadowy figure had been a figment of my imagination
thus far, the invisible human being has been nothing more than a figment of fantasy writers
Recent Examples of figment from the Web
Fertilizing in early spring and every year are two huge figments of overly aggressive advertising, not true need.
Until Sunday night, its centerpiece was an overhyped guard whose star status had been exposed as a figment of his father’s imagination.
In this context, Trump assumes, or pretends to assume, that every unnamed White House official who doesn’t project his thoughts and feelings is a figment of the New York Times’s imagination.
While the original Coral Reefer Band (Marvin Gardens, Kay Pasa, Al Vacado and Kitty Litter) may have just been a figment of Jimmy's imagination, the latest lineup of the band is made up of a diverse collection of talented musicians.
The entire house of cards was just that, a figment, nothing real.
The synchrocyclotron looked like the figment of someone’s fevered imagination: a Rube Goldberg device bathed in the fluorescent lights of a European dance club.
As if the rampant killings of black men at the hands of police—with impunity—are a figment of our imaginations.
Initially, Tully seems to make everything better, but as the big plot twist reveals, Tully is actually just a figment of Marlo's imagination, conjured up to help her cope with the messiness of motherhood.
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Did You Know?
A figment is something formed from imaginary elements. Daydreams are figments; nightmares are figments that can seem very real. Most figments are everyday fears and hopes about small things that turn out to be imaginary. But when the radio play "The War of the Worlds" aired in 1938, it caused a panic among thousands of people who didn't realize the Martian invasion was just a figment of the author's imagination.
Origin and Etymology of figment
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Definition of figment for English Language Learners
: something produced by the imagination : something that does not really exist
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