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  • noun a mental image produced by the imagination


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  • Wislawa Szymborska's making of poems is the perfection of the word-object, of the exquisitely chiseled thought-image - allegro ma non troppo, as one of her poems is called.

    The Nobel Prize in Literature 1996 - Presentation Speech 1997

  • The slightest improper inflection, the wrong thought-image of a word, or any distraction can cause a spell to fail " or to have unintended consequences. "

    The Soprano Sorceress Modesitt, L. E. 1997

  • Through fragmented phrases, bits of thought-image, and ragged patches of vision, Jaric saw a Thienz hand Scait a dark chunk of crystal.

    Shadowfane Wurts, Janny 1988

  • Her thought-image came tinged with anger, a bitterness indefinably deep.

    Shadowfane Wurts, Janny 1988

  • Her thought-image qualified, showing a smooth, spherical object that drifted at the height of a man's shoulder.

    Shadowfane Wurts, Janny 1988

  • The change recalled a Llondelei thought-image shared on the night he and the Kielmark had set off for Shadowfane from Morbrith: 'You will know pure matrix from that enslaved by demons, for bonding turns the colour like wine.'

    Shadowfane Wurts, Janny 1988

  • She did not fully appreciate until afterward that it was her own brain which did the translating; the surgeon's subconscious mind had merely furnished a thought-image which would have been exactly the same, regardless of language.

    The Devolutionist and the Emancipatrix Homer Eon Flint 1908

  • "Progress; all safe," was the thought-image that came to him.

    The Devolutionist and the Emancipatrix Homer Eon Flint 1908

  • Looking at this most interesting and suggestive series, it is clear that in these pictures that which is obtained is not the thought-image, but the effect caused in etheric matter by its vibrations, and it is necessary to clairvoyantly see the thought in order to understand the results produced.

    Thought-Forms Annie Wood Besant 1890

  • But if by chance she had ate her heart out in that house, brooding and fretting, one could think that she might have cast a shell and left some thought-image of herself behind her. "

    The Land of Mist Doyle, Arthur Conan, Sir, 1859-1930 1926


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