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01. Everyone at the party was wearing [fancy] clothes, except me. I just had on a T-shirt and jeans.
02. Do you [fancy] going to a movie tonight?
03. I think Robert [fancies] a girl in his class because his teacher says he follows her everywhere.
04. She doesn't really [fancy] herself as a great player, but she does very well nonetheless.
05. We [fancied] Brazil and Korea to be in the final of the World Cup this year.
06. The toy came in a big, [fancy] package that probably cost more to make than the toy itself.
07. My mum loved to wear [fancy] jewelry: big rings, gold necklaces, silver bracelets, and that sort of thing.
08. My neighbor sends his kids to some [fancy] private school that costs thousands of dollars a year.
09. My wife loves to go out dancing, but I don't really [fancy] that sort of thing.
10. My niece had a big, [fancy] wedding that must have cost my brother and his wife at least £5,000.
11. I think the secretary [fancies] you, Bob. You should ask her out tonight.
12. I [fancy] Liverpool in the final, but my friends are all betting on Manchester.
13. Her [fanciful] ideas for our marketing campaigns are rarely taken seriously by the others in the office.
14. Marie Lloyd once observed that a little of what you [fancy] does you good.
15. The Marquis de Sade once stated that all universal moral principles are idle [fancies].
16. Charles Reade once suggested that the joys we expect are not so bright, nor the troubles so dark as we [fancy] they will be.
17. There is an Iranian proverb which tells us that the loveliest faces are to be seen by moonlight, when one sees half with the eye and half with the [fancy].
18. Madame Swetchine once noted that we deceive ourselves when we [fancy] that only weakness needs support. Strength needs it far more.
19. Voltaire observed that it is new [fancy] rather than taste which produces so many new fashions.
20. Julia Child once stated that you don't have to cook [fancy] or complicated masterpieces - just good food from fresh ingredients.
21. Sophocles noted that knowledge must come through action; you can have no test which is not [fanciful], save by trial.

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