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Cancel Submit. Your feedback will be reviewed. B2 a pleasant situation that you enjoy thinking about but is unlikely to happen , or the activity of imagining things like this:. Steve's favourite fantasy was to own a big house and a flashy car. She retreated into a fantasy world , where she could be anything she wanted.
His preferred reading was horror stories and fantasy.
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Halfway through the film reality evaporates and we enter a world of pure fantasy. As a child , she frequently withdrew into her own fantasy world. His latest film has been condemned as the priapic fantasies of an old man. In the psychotherapy group , patients were free to play out their fantasies. The result is a decidedly mixed bag of campy humor , wild-eyed fantasy and high-tech special effects.
Unreal things and unreality. He fantasized about winning the Nobel Prize.
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Examples of fantasy. Readers, it appears, were invited to engage in reflexive fantasy by associating their desired state of being with that of a trained psychologist. From Cambridge English Corpus.
They can also contain playful and fantasy themes, as well as wished-for or feared events. These examples are from the Cambridge English Corpus and from sources on the web. Any opinions in the examples do not represent the opinion of the Cambridge Dictionary editors or of Cambridge University Press or its licensors. He acknowledges the ways in which science is a "destroyer," annihilating belief in myth, legend, and fantasy with its empirical outlook. Lou Thomas It doesn't bode well for Canadian indie troupe Metric when their fourth album opens with Help I'm Alive.
There's nothing wrong with the sure pacing, likeable crescendos, big Simple Minds drum sounds or overall tone, which appears to have been closely based on Australian dance-rock favourites Cut Copy.
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But surprisingly the track is let down by the estimably talented Emily Haines. Back on Metric duty after occasional Broken Social Scene and her own The Soft Skeleton work she repeats the rather trite phrase, ''My heart keeps beating like a hammer,'' ad nauseum. It swiftly irritates.
Satellite Mind is the moment Fantasies really gets moving. Haines' vocal is now needy, angry, cold and free all at once. It's one part Hole to two parts The Go-Gos and deserves a high chart placing should the band release it as a single. Gold Guns and Girls is another simple but effective winner. Gimme Sympathy takes a dive into unexpectedly pompous rock territory with a collection of synth riffs and vocal melodies that would be rejected by The Killers for being too overblown.
Elsewhere, moments like the Roxette via Avril Lavigne bluster of Stadium Love suggest Metric genuinely want to drop the indie moodiness in favour of true pop-rock stardom. Fantasies isn't quite brilliant enough to be adored despite its occasional excellence. What happens next depends whether Metric can or want to stomach the journey from respect to fame by writing consistently commercial songs.