Thesaurus / illusory
EXAMPLE SENTENCES FROM THE WEB
Forcing himself to believe that he had been the victim of some kind of illusory perception, he vigorously restrained his feelings.
THREE MORE JOHN SILENCE STORIESALGERNON BLACKWOOD
So these walls and appurtenances made an illusory sort of intrusion into the true vision on which he gazed.
THE SECRET GLORYARTHUR MACHEN
Across the illusory positiveness of his world—immaterial, psychological, ghostly—an intermediate orb—a tangible shadow was thrown.
UNDER THE ROSEFREDERIC STEWART ISHAM
Upon closer examination of the little town we found that the first impression, gained from a distance, was illusory.
OX-TEAM DAYS ON THE OREGON TRAILEZRA MEEKER
He argues briefly that the alternative systems are illusory because they refer to no 'external standard.'
THE ENGLISH UTILITARIANS, VOLUME I.LESLIE STEPHEN
But even here, at this preliminary stage, we shall find that the equality of opportunity is to a large extent illusory.
A CRITICAL EXAMINATION OF SOCIALISMWILLIAM HURRELL MALLOCK
I believe the idea of enjoying a free trade to Spain and Portugal is altogether illusory.
The mail contract, which the easy-going Frenchman had thought that he had secured, proved illusory.
ROOSEVELT IN THE BAD LANDSH. HAGEDORN.
Are these distinctions illusory because words are the basis and substance of all these various forms of composition?
The old Calvinism represents the Father as having an illusory perception of men, as if they were clad in a divine righteousness.
STUDIES OF CHRISTIANITYJAMES MARTINEAU
WORDS RELATED TO ILLUSORY
- fool's paradise
- trumped up
- hyped up
- difficult to catch
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