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Definition characterized by fantastic imagery, or combinations of things and events that don't go together
  • It was as irrational and surreal as a dream.
surreal = characterized by fantastic imagery and combinations of things and events that don't go together
  • But whatever the reason, it felt surreal.
    Jay Asher  --  Thirteen Reasons Why
  • surreal = unreal (characterized by fantastic imagery, or combinations of things and events that don't go together)
  • Lords of the surreal.
    Darren Shan  --  A Vampire's Assistant
  • surreal = fantastic imagery, or combinations of things and events that don't go together
  • surreal art and literature
  • Mom gave me an approving look, and again I had that surreal shifting feeling.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Red Pyramid
  • I'd never seen him dress in black before, and, with the contrast against his pale skin, his beauty was absolutely surreal.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Twilight
  • It all seemed surreal—the sewer, the files, the mutants, Ari....
    James Patterson  --  The Angel Experiment
  • It was surreal being back at camp, because everything looked so peaceful: no burning buildings, no wounded fighters.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Last Olympian
  • Theresa furrowed her brow, bewilderment making her surroundings surreal.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  Message in a Bottle
  • It felt as if she were watching something happening to other people, a surreal drama that had turned into a game of Murder in the Dark.
    Neil Gaiman  --  The Graveyard Book
  • It was a surreal moment, a moment of desperation and honesty and, ultimately, what I hoped was love.
    Scott Pratt  --  An Innocent Client
  • The tops of the sheer buildings slanted in weird, surrealistic perspective, and the street seemed tilted.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • The scene struck me as surreal, like watching yourself in a dream.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  Dear John
  • In 1924 Andre Breton published a 'surrealistic manifesto,' claiming that art should come from the unconscious.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie's World
  • Alan saw everything, each scene unfolding individually with surreal, violent precision.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Best of Me
  • He drifted forward, and the movement flowed with such surreal grace that I gawked, my mouth hangmg open.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  New Moon
  • To him, there was something surrealistic about the scene: a dozen men in a long, whitewashed room in Topeka, rebuilding a crash.
    Michael Crichton  --  The Andromeda Strain
  • The whole thing felt surreal.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  A Bend in the Road
  • He finds it absurd and surreal that the kids here see him as some sort of symbol, when all he did was survive.
    Neal Shusterman  --  Unwind
  • I reached up and kissed him and it was very, very real, despite the quite surreal juxtaposition of colors in the night sky.
    Ellen Hopkins  --  Crank

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