Definition of Legendary creature
1. Noun. A monster that is unverifiable but popularly accepted as possibly factual.
Specialized synonyms: Bigfoot, Sasquatch, Loch Ness Monster, Nessie
Generic synonyms: Mythical Creature, Mythical Monster
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Literary usage of Legendary creature
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Living Age by Making of America Project, Eliakim Littell, Robert S. Littell (1844)
"... wrestling with a world of fact and force, a world to love, to understand, to fight, to overcome. What can be done to keep a legendary creature ..."
2. Dwight's Journal of Music: A Paper of Art and Literature by John Sullivan Dwight (1871)
"... between the madness of passion, and the pure ecstacies of sentiment, is he but a legendary creature drawn from the dusty pazes of an old chronicle? ..."
3. Folk-lore of Shakespeare by Thomas Firminger Thiselton Dyer (1884)
"7): " Her clothes spread wide ; And, mermaid-like, awhile they bore her up." In two other passages Shakespeare alludes to this legendary creature. ..."
4. Macmillan's Magazine by David Masson, George Grove, John Morley, Mowbray Morris (1872)
"... surmounted by a picture of a white deer with a royal crown on its head, a fair resemblance to the legendary creature that appeared to St. Hubertus, ..."
5. In Northern Mists: Arctic Exploration in Early Times by Fridtjof Nansen (1911)
"(legendary creature with one foot) whom they pursued but did not catch. The arrow struck Thorvald in the small intestines. He drew it out, saying: "There is ..."
6. Studies in Poetry and Philosophy by John Campbell Shairp (1886)
"And all the feelings awakened within him he gathers up and concentrates in this legendary creature, making her at every turn, whether passing into shadow ..."
7. Making the Match: The Right Book for the Right Reader at the Right Time by Teri S. Lesesne (2003)
"Here is the tall tale behind this legendary creature. Use this to teach tall tale writing or hyperbole as a figurative device. Also by this author: And the ..."