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Because tech stocks have been soaring to new highs lately, investors should have no illusions about the cost of the shares they’re considering buying.
INVESTORS RIDING HIGH ON APPLE AND TESLA STOCK SPLITS COULD GET CLIPPED, DATA SHOWSRHHACKETTFORTUNEAUGUST 31, 2020FORTUNE
To give my students the illusion of eye contact, I learned to stare at the green light on my MacBook Air.
THAT CHATBOT I’VE LOVED TO HATETATE RYAN-MOSLEYAUGUST 19, 2020MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW
Several more recent studies conducted on individuals living in war and earthquake zones mirror Sosis’ finding that rituals give participants a sense — or a comforting illusion — of control over the uncontrollable.
WHY DO WE MISS THE RITUALS PUT ON HOLD BY THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC?SUJATA GUPTAAUGUST 14, 2020SCIENCE NEWS
The team wanted the site to look as Mars-like as possible, no factories, footprints or foliage to break the illusion.
TO REHEARSE PERSEVERANCE’S MISSION, SCIENTISTS PRETENDED TO BE A MARS ROVERLISA GROSSMANJULY 29, 2020SCIENCE NEWS
We should be looking at these if we have any illusions of sending kids back to school.
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But the growing crops are too cleanly and carefully weeded and too uniformly good to protract the illusion.
GLANCES AT EUROPEHORACE GREELEY
All this I admit to be the fever of the mind—a waking dream—an illusion to which mesmerism or magic is but a frivolity.
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, NO. CCCXXXIX. JANUARY, 1844. VOL. LV.VARIOUS
The burning atmosphere, the motionless air caused doubtless the optical illusion.
THE WAVEALGERNON BLACKWOOD
Nor wilt thou rest forever, weary heart.The last illusion is destroyed,That I eternal thought.
THE POEMS OF GIACOMO LEOPARDIGIACOMO LEOPARDI
From the first entrance, to the last cry of triumph or despair, the illusion was perfect.
THE LIFE & LETTERS OF PETER ILICH TCHAIKOVSKYMODESTE TCHAIKOVSKY
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO ILLUSION

  • delusion
  • fantasy
  • hallucination
  • ignis fatuus
  • illusion
  • optical illusion
  • phantasm
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