• WordNet 3.6
    • n unrealism a representation having no reference to concrete objects or specific examples
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n unrealism The opposite of realism.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Unrealism want of reality or existence
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  • Oliver Wendell Holmes
    “The advice of the elders to young men is very apt to be as unreal as a list of the hundred best books.”
  • A Course In Miracles
    A Course In Miracles
    “Nothing real can be threatened. Nothing unreal exists. Herein lies the peace of God.”
  • Gertrude Stein
    “The unreal is natural, so natural that it makes of unreality the most natural of anything natural. That is what America does, and that is what America is.”


In literature:

It would sound a little far-fetched and unreal.
"What I Saw in America" by G. K. Chesterton
Of unreality he is the God.
"Fantazius Mallare" by Ben Hecht
The conflict throughout is the conflict of the unreal with the real.
"William Shakespeare" by John Masefield
Life and the world not only are intolerable to him, they are unreal.
"Appearances" by Goldsworthy Lowes Dickinson
The moon rose higher, grew brighter; the vistas were clear, unreal, the shadows like spilled ink.
"Mountain Blood" by Joseph Hergesheimer
I had been reading a lot of beautiful unreal stuff about the soul.
"Robert Orange" by John Oliver Hobbes
It was so strange and unreal.
"'Lizbeth of the Dale" by Marian Keith
Now, in this conception of measurable quantities of pleasure and pain there is, as many critics have insisted, something unreal and academic.
"Liberalism" by L. T. Hobhouse
The hour that followed bore the unreality of a nightmare.
"Not Like Other Girls" by Rosa N. Carey
Quite suddenly the gray landscape glowed with a palpitating radiance, unreal, beautiful beyond expression.
"Sawtooth Ranch" by B. M. Bower

In poetry:

Fancy paints with hues unreal,
Smile of bliss, and sorrow's mood;
If they both are but ideal,
Why reject the seeming good?
"Song~" by Ann Radcliffe
We thought, "When winter comes again,
Where will these bright things be?
All vanished, like a vision vain,
An unreal mockery!
"A Day Dream" by Emily Jane Bronte
All that he said unreal seemed and strange,
Too beautiful to last beyond to-morrow;
Then suddenly his features seemed to change,--
The mask of joy dropped from the face of Sorrow.
"Masked" by Madison Julius Cawein
Unreal that form which now hovers around,
Unreal those garments which float on the wind,
Unreal those footsteps that touch not the ground,
Unreal those features, wan vision, I find.
"The Mistress - Versified" by Charlotte Dacre
To phantoms unreal he claims no devotion,
For true is the portrait, and lovely the fair,
As ever inspir'd the fond heart with emotion,
Or wip'd from the forehead the damp of despair.
"Le Vrai Seul Est Aimable" by Charlotte Dacre
Ah, smile not at his fond conceit,
Nor deem his fancy wrought in vain;
To him the unreal sounds are sweet,—
No discord mars the silent strain
Scored on life's latest, starlit page—
The voiceless melody of age.
"The Silent Melody" by Oliver Wendell Holmes

In news:

It involves real players and bots playing a modified version of a combat game called Unreal Tournament 2004.
Dwight Crow's life is unreal on Bravo 's 'Silicon Valley' and off.
Unreal reality (0 ~ 8:45 AM, May 31).
The complex and delicate nature of Mexican cuisine often goes unrealized by many Americans.
In the realms of the unreal.
Andrew Herscher's "Unreal Estate Guide to Detroit ".
Precious research money is wasted on unreal results, but we can change the culture of science.
Since Aug 1 officially an unreal 26.37 inches of rain have been measured at Philadelphia International Airport.
' Rock Band 's' Unrealized Potential.
Roll up laptop UNREAL.
There are moments in a musician's life when reality becomes so unreal that they know they've finally made it.
" the unreality of reality, a promise that the rock of the world was founded securely on a fairy's wing".
Diddy Sued For $900 Billion On Several Unreal Claims.
"It's just unreal," Mary Lou King said, standing next to the ruin of her home.
' Unreal ' Kemp hits three doubles and 36th homer.

In science:

All samples unreal part of ac susceptibility (χ1 dergo a paramagnetic to ferromagnetic transition, around the same temperature, which is characterized by a sharp change in susceptibility near the TC .
Selective substitution in orbital domains of a low doped manganite : an investigation from Griffiths phenomenon and modification of glassy features
By contrast, physicists identify them, the differences being gauge-dependent and hence unreal.
Empirical Equivalence, Artificial Gauge Freedom and a Generalized Kretschmann Objection
We removed a single bridging oxygen, O1, from both surfaces to avoid formation of an unreal dipole across the slab.
A theoretical analysis of small Pt particles on rutile TiO$_2$(110) surfaces
While these primitives are “unreal” in the sense that they generically are not part of the small space (they are the analogues of i ∈ C), they might enable the simplification of various constructions, e.g., that of picture changing operators.
Democratic Superstring Field Theory: Gauge Fixing
The alternative futures that remain unrealized in the current run are shown in outline.
Causality, Knowledge and Coordination in Distributed Systems