Definition of Fancying:
- "Desperate Remedies", Thomas Hardy.
" That's just what I thought," said Tom, " they tried to push mother Church, mother Church, down my throat at every turn; I'm as fond of the Church as any of them, but I don't want to be jumping up on her back every minute, like a sickly chicken getting on the old hen's back to warm its feet whenever the ground is cold, and fancying himself taller than all the rest of the brood."- "Tom Brown at Oxford", Thomas Hughes.
- "Records of a Girlhood", Frances Ann Kemble.