illusionist

[ ih-loo-zhuh-nist ]SEE DEFINITION OF illusionist
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He may be an illusionist pure and simple and does not indulge in sleight-of-hand at all.

The imitative or "illusionist" picture pleads its case most plausibly.

That my Brahmin guide was a hypnotist and an illusionist, I have since thought.

The man of sense is the visionary or illusionist, fancying things as permanencies, and thoughts as fleeting phantoms.

Archæological accuracy is merely a condition of illusionist stage effect; it is not its quality.

And Fate, who is something of an illusionist herself, plays into the hands of such as he.

It is not easy to avoid extravagance in speaking of one who was in all things an illusionist.

There was nothing in the illusionist's general manner that could be construed into aberration of intellect.

WORD ORIGIN

"conjurer, magic act performer," 1840, from illusion + -ist. Earlier "one suffering from illusions" (1812).

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