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Or was this only an illusive colour thrown on her skin by the red firelight?

We deal not so much with weights and measures as with illusive inaccuracies.

The thing was too vague and illusive to become a purpose at all.

Oratory is as stealthy and as illusive as a weazel at night.

It had come back, but now there was a change—mysterious, illusive.

Some nights it failed him entirely; upon others it was faint, illusive.

"An illusive hope that reconciles us with to-day," answered the plaisant.

Exact truth is as illusive to discovery by that as other pernicious methods.

A door at the other end seemed miles away in the illusive light.

He must cling to it, lest he might lose that illusive feeling.

WORD ORIGIN

"deceptive, illusory," formed in English 1670s, from stem of illusion + -ive; cf. also illusory.

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