[Ads-l] imaginary n.

Dennis During dcduring at GMAIL.COM
Sat Aug 26 16:35:08 UTC 2023

Usage in this sense is not rare in academic literature, extending at least
to 1978. There was a nonce use by Hilaire Belloc in the 1920s as well. He
used the term to mean "a fictitious thing" or similar. See

On Sat, Aug 26, 2023 at 11:25 AM Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com>

> https://www.yahoo.com/news/biographer-warns-trump-turn-criminal-094502743.html
> :
> " Donald Trump is much more than a man; he is a character and a symbol.
> That is how fascism and other such political imaginaries function. "
> JL
> --
> "If the truth is half as bad as I think it is, you can't handle the truth."
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Dennis C. During

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