Different senders, he says, give the illusion of intimacy and tailored interests and asks.
We may need the illusion of nature more than the Victorians needed the exotica of it.
illusion, rendered into a kind of fact by action, has provided us with centuries of meaning.
It was followed by several told-you-so articles with titles like “Have No illusion: Islam Is the Enemy.”
That idea is an illusion because there's no such thing as a good candidate without a good platform.
Persons can retain a hobby or an illusion for a time or for all time.
There was none of the illusion of separation; he was always there, like Katie.
Allowance should be made for this illusion in comparing fruit with illustration.
"Sir, you break the illusion of the scene," mildly remonstrates the showman.
By the strong bond of illusion the living and the dead were bound together.
mid-14c., "act of deception," from Old French illusion "a mocking, deceit, deception" (12c.), from Latin illusionem (nominative illusio) "a mocking, jesting, irony," from illudere "mock at," literally "to play with," from assimilated form of in- "at, upon" (see in- (2)) + ludere "to play" (see ludicrous). Sense of "deceptive appearance" developed in Church Latin and was attested in English by late 14c. Related: Illusioned "full of illusions" (1920).
illusion il·lu·sion (ĭ-lōō'zhən)
An erroneous perception of reality.
An erroneous concept or belief.
The condition of being deceived by a false perception or belief.
Something, such as a fantastic plan or desire, that causes an erroneous belief or perception.