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This was doubtless a true ignis fatuus, and the circumstances necessary to produce it were then present, viz.
THE BOOK OF CURIOSITIESI. PLATTS
Thus far the Hofrath; who vanishes, as is his wont, too like an Ignis Fatuus, leaving the dark still darker.
SARTOR RESARTUSTHOMAS CARLYLE
Still the ignis fatuus of a shorter route to India tantalized the early navigators.
THE GREATER REPUBLICCHARLES MORRIS
He had not been imposed upon by his fancy; he had not been deceived by some ignis fatuus.
BIBLE EMBLEMSEDWARD E. SEELYE
It is, in truth, a shadow as intangible as our own; an ignis fatuus of our being.
THE KNICKERBOCKER, VOL. 10, NO. 3, SEPTEMBER 1837VARIOUS
From this it is evident that the fire from which they shine is the fire of the love of self, and an ignis fatuus.
EARTHS IN OUR SOLAR SYSTEM WHICH ARE CALLED PLANETS, AND EARTHS IN THE STARRY HEAVEN THEIR INHABITANTS, AND THE SPIRITS AND ANGELS THEREEMANUEL SWEDENBORG
One of them was Ignis, and another was Ventus, and these were the twain that he had smitten.
THE BLUE FLOWER, AND OTHERSHENRY VAN DYKE
Vnde si quis esset extra regionem ignis, terra ista in circumferentia su regionis per medium ignis lucida stella appareret.
THE DISCOVERY OF A WORLD IN THE MOONEJOHN WILKINS
For the present, the intellect is still a sort of ignis fatuus which is magnified into a fiery man.
THE POSITIVE OUTCOME OF PHILOSOPHYJOSEPH DIETZGEN
In order to understand the ignis fatuus, it is necessary to remove the fiery man.
THE POSITIVE OUTCOME OF PHILOSOPHYJOSEPH DIETZGEN
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WORDS RELATED TO IGNIS FATUUS

  • bogy
  • delusion
  • fabrication
  • fancy
  • fata morgana
  • figment
  • fool's paradise
  • hallucination
  • ignis fatuus
  • illusion
  • mirage
  • monster
  • monstrosity
  • pipe dream
  • snare
  • specter
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