"You are pleased to set an altogether fictitious value
upon half bottle of brandy we have left," he said.
Whether from commiseration for a woman of so miserable a destiny; or from the morbid curiosity that gives a fictitious value
even to common or worthless things; or by whatever other intangible circumstance was then, as now, sufficient to bestow, on some persons, what others might seek in vain; or because Hester really filled a gap which must otherwise have remained vacant; it is certain that she had ready and fairly equited employment for as many hours as she saw fit to occupy with her needle.
So, if people that share a collective identity created in less than one hour didn't give in to the fictitious values
and beliefs of another one, what makes you think that you have a chance to make someone, who has lived all his life in an environment and in the midst of relationships totally different from yours, give in to you?
Meshless techniques maintain the local character of the numerical implementation, by using a local interpolation to represent the trial function with the fictitious values
of the unknown variable at some randomly located nodes.
Needless to say, the contrast between this accomplishment and those fictitious values
espoused, as well as defended, in Abu Ghraib and GuantEaAinamo prisons are startling.
It is convenient, however, to extend both functions to the entire range of 0 [is less than] x [is less than] n by assigning the fictitious values
of y1(0) = S' and y2(n)= T'.