fictionary (not comparable)
1853, Mary Anna Needell, Ada Gresham, page 53:
- I used to spend my mornings in the large, deserted drawing-room, whose charm was not yet broken, inditing ardent letters, into which my whole soul undisguised, was breathed to an imaginary friend; or writing some fragmentary sketches of the life of some fictionary favourite of fortune, in whose fate I always foreshadowed my own.
- 1869, The Cornhill Magazine, Volume XIX: January to June, 1869, page 37,
- Lastly, there were not a few scholars who, discarding the idea that myths were purely fictionary, and admitting a basis of reality, yet found that basis not in historical occurrence but in natural phenomena.
- 1882, Journal of the British Archaeological Association, Volume 38, page 53,
- Omitting, for the occasion, all thought of Anglo-Saxon literary remains, histories, chronicles, theological, fictionary, and scientific works, the entire number of documentary evidences, such as charters, wills, etc., of the Saxon period in England is very limited.
1907, Kemp Plummer Battle, History of the University of North Carolina: From its beginning to the death of President Swain, 1789-1868, volume 1, page 574:
- Showing a lady into a library in which were alcoves, the books being arranged by subjects, he said, "Now, Miss Mary, I will show you the concave[sic] of fictionary novels."'
- A parlor game in which participants invent definitions for an unfamiliar word found in a dictionary, and as one person reads them out, the others try to guess which one is the correct definition.
2001, Susannah Seton, 365 Simple Pleasures, page 14:
- I generally hate playing games, but recently I was introduced to one that I think is actually fun: fictionary.
2007, David Elkind, The Power of Play: Learning What Comes Naturally, page 190:
- One of our favorites is Fictionary, which we play on holidays or during storms.
2010, Wanda Urbanska, The Heart of Simple Living: 7 Paths to a Better Life, page 223:
- Turns out, it's reminiscent of the game of Fictionary that was the hit of a recent Thanksgiving at my home (see below).