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synonyms for optical illusion

  • apparition
  • fata morgana
  • hallucination
  • illusion
  • mirage
  • phantasm
  • phantasmagoria
  • specter
  • trick of eyesight
  • trick of light
  • trick of the eyesight
  • vision
  • visual fallacy
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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
The little maid Anglore, half mad in her illusion, is none the less a very sympaPg 173thetic creation, and surely quite original.
FRDRIC MISTRALCHARLES ALFRED DOWNER
She was possessed with the idea that there was but one person in San Francisco that day, no matter what the optical delusion.
ANCESTORSGERTRUDE ATHERTON
His figure filled the dark and empty places in the illusion, and made it warm, tangible and complete.
THE CREATORSMAY SINCLAIR
Had my spirit really been transported to the planet Mars, or had I been the dupe of a purely imaginary illusion?
URANIACAMILLE FLAMMARION
These words which, the night before, whether illusion or reality, had filled her heart with such gloomy forebodings!
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