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In some ways it has more opportunity to capture the imagination. Times, Sunday Times (2017)England also lacked urgency and imagination. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Friday night will capture the imagination. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Not because he lacks imagination and isn't sure what else he might do with his time. Times, Sunday Times (2017)It's the sort of game that captures the imagination. The Sun (2016)I have a vivid imagination and still worry about what he might do to me. The Sun (2016)But they must know there is huge interest in their romance and that it has captured people's imagination. The Sun (2016)The timbre of his strong, expressive voice and the poetry of his lyrics captured the imagination of a generation. Smithsonian Mag (2017)For such an unlikely spectator sport, chess has a singular power to capture the imagination of a global audience. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The problem isn't just cash, but lack of imagination. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Your problem is a lack of imagination. Times, Sunday Times (2013)You are thinking faster and smarter now your mind and your imagination are working well. The Sun (2009)This masterpiece is all about the reality of awakening the creative imagination. Times, Sunday Times (2008)She is writing a book on the impact of film on the literary imagination. The Times Literary Supplement (2008)The idea of doing the same for humans has captured the popular imagination. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Everything plays a part in my imagination! Times, Sunday Times (2009)Your imagination for romantic gestures is second to none. The Sun (2016)The sculptor held the condescending and false view that the imagination was only active in art. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The people who write these things must have vivid imaginations. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Shame on them for such a lack of imagination. The Sun (2014)We have to put our eyes and our minds and imaginations into play. Times, Sunday Times (2013)They are also great with new technology and have creative imaginations. The Sun (2013)Neither do the procedures much resemble the torments of popular imagination. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Does that show a lack of imagination on their part? Times, Sunday Times (2010)The downside of such a vivid imagination is that the negatives can get very powerful as well. Times, Sunday Times (2007)They have a kind of iconic catch on our imaginations because they are high and then brought low. Times, Sunday Times (2012)It is a flaw in the romantic imagination of those who find it difficult to cope with the present. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Tonight, how men and women experience films differently and why monster stories capture the imagination. Times, Sunday Times (2012)These are creatures that have flexible thinking, imagination and the ability to pass on information. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The Tiger loves to get involved in anything that catches his imagination. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The Wisconsin wood cabin captured the imagination to the extent that the story overwhelmed the music. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Leadership requires intelligence, in the sense of imagination and an ability to read people. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The literary imagination is not always best exercised on what is fantastic or fanciful or far-fetched. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The legend of Atlantis has captured the imagination of scholars for centuries. The Sun (2009)I have an active imagination. Times, Sunday Times (2012)
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Translations for 'imagination'
British English: imagination /ɪˌmædʒɪˈneɪʃən/ NOUN
Your imagination is your ability to form pictures or ideas in your mind of new, exciting, or imaginary things.
He has a vivid imagination.
- American English: imagination
- Arabic: خَيَالٌ
- Brazilian Portuguese: imaginação
- Chinese: 想象力
- Croatian: mašta
- Czech: představivost
- Danish: fantasi
- Dutch: verbeelding
- European Spanish: imaginación
- Finnish: mielikuvitus
- French: imagination
- German: Phantasie
- Greek: φαντασία
- Italian: immaginazione
- Japanese: 想像
- Korean: 상상
- Norwegian: fantasi
- Polish: wyobraźnia
- European Portuguese: imaginação
- Romanian: imaginație
- Russian: воображение
- Spanish: imaginación
- Swedish: fantasi
- Thai: จินตนาการ
- Turkish: hayal
- Ukrainian: уява
- Vietnamese: trí tưởng tượng
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