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- verb Third-person singular simple present indicative form of
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From this comes the illusion that the artist _imitates nature_; when it would perhaps be more exact to say that nature imitates the artist, and obeys him.
Aesthetic as Science of Expression and General Linguistic Benedetto Croce 1909
In every way, the coin imitates those of the legitimate Roman emperors of the time.
Fantasy baseball once again imitates the stock market.
This is giseigo, the Japanese version of onomatopoeia, where the sound of a word imitates its meaning.
(The ancient Greeks, incidentally, coined barbarian in the same spirit; the word imitates the incomprehensible babble of foreign tongues.)
Hand expression imitates a baby's suckling action more naturally.
Chapter 45 1997
I live in a city that imitates itself, manufactures replicas of itself.
Reverend Billy: The Earth Is Totally Hip Reverend Billy 2011
However, not because it imitates reality, but becuase it exposes the fictionality of reality.
Prose fiction is less able to differentiate itself from the discursive methods of these other, non-literary forms; sometimes it imitates those methods directly.
Saying Something 2010
The son does not desire the mother; he imitates his father and desires what his father desires.
Bloodlust Russell Jacoby 2011
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