[ adjective ] related to or involving literary fiction
"clever fictional devices" "a fictional treatment of the train robbery"
Used in print(R. F. Shaw, "The `Private Eye`"...)
It is from this unpromising background that the fictional private_detective was recruited .
As a free-lance investigator , the fictional detective is responsible to no one but himself and his client .
On_the_other_hand , the fictional detective does not break strikes or handle divorce cases ; no client would ever think_of asking him to do such things .
Whatever his original assignment , the fictional private_eye ends_up by investigating and solving a crime , usually a murder .
Thus the fictional detective is much more_than a simple businessman .
[ adjective ] formed or conceived by the imagination
"a fabricated excuse for his absence" "a fancied wrong" "a fictional character" "used fictitious names" "a made-up story"
Used in print(Frank Getlein and Harold C. Gardiner, S.J., Movies,...)
Now time is also the concern of the fictional narrative , which is , at its simplest , the story of an action with , usually , a beginning , a middle , and an end - elements which demand time as the first condition for their existence .(Howard Nemerov, "Themes and Methods: The Early...)
In method as_well_as in theme this little anecdote with its details selected as much for expressiveness and allegory as for `` realism '' , anticipates a kind of musical_composition , as_well as a kind of fictional composition , in which , as Leverku^hn says , `` there shall be nothing unthematic '' .(Gerald Green, The Heartless Light....)
Gazing at her husband 's drugged body , his chest rising and falling in mindless rhythms , she saw the grandeur of his fictional world , that lush garden from which he plucked flowers and herbs .