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But the illusions of peace and tranquility soon crumble around them like a patch of freshly laid snow.

When it comes to the practice of democracy, Americans now have few illusions about our own incompetence, division, and negligence.

That should immediately destroy any illusions about how “libertarian” the Liberty Ridge ruling might be.

Every month he pours over dozens of illusions, hand selects the best, deconstructs and rebuilds.

Patton appreciated the art and strategy in war, she claims, though he had no illusions about its seriousness.

And this was all done in the story of Lazarus in such a way that it might surround every grave with illusions for centuries.

Later I saw him driving with an astonishingly handsome woman; who looked as if she had been born without crudities or illusions.

He led her by the hand, and confided to her infantile spirit all his thoughts, his illusions, his day-dreams.

In any case his situation was still very desperate; on that score he allowed himself no illusions.

If she had to be unhappy, far better unhappy alone and free, with some of her illusions undispelled.


On this page you'll find 48 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to illusions, such as: semblance, deception, myth, confusion, image, and delusion.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.