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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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Shaping or having the power to change disparate things into a whole.

Usage examples (5)
  • Adjective : the esemplastic power of a great mind to simplify the difficult
  • It may even be suggested that this unity is the only one close enough to act as the unifying power of the Imagination, the “esemplastic” power of which Coleridge...
  • Nor is the metaphor necessary to provide the name for the principle, since it has been given other designations, such as “esemplastic” or “coadunative unity” by Cole -...
  • Coleridge also distinguished sharply between the use of “Imagination” and “Fancy” by the poet, the latter being able only to copy and embellish past examples, the former,... for more
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