unreality

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n unreality the quality possessed by something that is unreal
    • n unreality the state of being insubstantial or imaginary; not existing objectively or in fact
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Unreality The quality or state of being unreal; want of reality.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n unreality Lack of reality or real existence.
    • n unreality That which has no reality or real existence.
    • n unreality Unpractical character; visionariness.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Unreality want of reality or existence
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Quotations

  • Oliver Wendell Holmes
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    “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
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    “Nothing real can be threatened. Nothing unreal exists. Herein lies the peace of God.”
  • Gertrude Stein
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    “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.”

Usage

In literature:

As I look back over what I am now about to relate, my mind is strangely confused with the amount of reality and unreality that appeared.
"Roger Trewinion" by Joseph Hocking
All this fabric on which he moved suddenly seemed to him unreal, like a vast cobweb in suspension through a void.
"The Adventures of Bobby Orde" by Stewart Edward White
The whole evening had been unreal enough.
"Black Oxen" by Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton
You and I came into each other's lives in a wild unreal way which an outsider would hardly believe possible.
"The Ghost Breaker" by Charles Goddard
What is meant by 'true' or 'false,' as distinguished from real and unreal?
"The English Utilitarians, Volume II (of 3)" by Leslie Stephen
England and English ways recede and become unreal.
"Stray Studies from England and Italy" by John Richard Greene
It was lovely and slightly unreal, like stage-lighting.
"The Woman from Outside" by Hulbert Footner
The act by which we declare an object unreal therefore posits the existence of the real in general.
"Creative Evolution" by Henri Bergson
That wonderful light confused him, made the place unreal.
"The Boy Scouts Book of Campfire Stories" by Various
The rest was all unreal.
"At the Sign of the Jack O'Lantern" by Myrtle Reed
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In poetry:

Thou lone reality, when O so long
Life's unrealities have wrought us wrong:
Ambition hath allured us--, fame likewise,
And all that promised honor in men's eyes.
"To Santa Claus" by James Whitcomb Riley

How will it end, the race of life, for us,
Who sit and speak in whispers of faint dreams
And the dim heritage of worlds unknown
Until the real all unreal seems ?
"A Song Of The Way" by Ethel Clifford
And through new eyes I seem to see
The world these live within,--
A shuttered world of mystery,
Where unreal forms begin
The real of ideality
That has no unreal kin.
"Second Sight" by Madison Julius Cawein
Are angel faces, silent and serene,
Bent on the conflicts of this little scene,
Whose dream-like efforts, whose unreal strife,
Are but the preludes to a larger life?
"A Rhymed Lesson (Urania)" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
Made Emperors drunken,—come, great Egypt, shake
Our stage with all thy mimic pageants! Nay,
I am grown sick of unreal passions, make
The world thine Actium, me thine Antony!
"Camma" by Oscar Wilde
Should somebody one day knock at your door
Announcing he's an emissary of mine,
Never believe him, nor that it is I;
For to knock does not go with my vainglory,
Even at the unreal door of the sky.
"Should Somebody One Day" by Fernando Pessoa

In news:

What are " unrealized gains".
What are “ unrealized gains&rdquo.
Unreal Marketing Wins Webby Business.
Before Friday's Carrier Classic, UNC experiences unreal scene on USS Carl Vinson.
11th anniversary of 'unreal' day.
'Unreal' Lake Highland boys team finishes 2nd at state swim meet.
'Unreal' backlog of immigration cases crowds dockets.
Today, at 97 years old, McIntosh still describes that morning as unreal.
To be thankful does not mean we deny problems or ignore unrealized dreams.
The food is pretty unreal too.
This post, which will be updated over the next couple of days, is an effort to sort the real from the unreal.
Reality housewives unreal , bless their hearts.
' Unreal ' backlog of immigration cases crowds dockets.
' Unreal ': Residents tour Colo.
Unreal condtions in Alaska.
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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
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