The stability the military purports to bring to Egypt is a mirage; seeking shelter in its cool waters will prove disastrous.
If India's economic miracle turns out to have been a mirage, it will not be so easy to dismiss that kind of talk as cranky.
I found it beckoning, almost like a mirage, in the form of the Vino Volo wine bar.
This week they got Mike Tyson and Razor Ruddock over at the mirage, where the fake volcano blows up every twenty minutes.
We have to be very careful that we are not lured by the mirage of success.
Afterwards I saw things differently, but that first day the great city of the mighty Khan seemed as a mirage to me.
All these things shimmered and flickered and wavered in the mirage of noon.
At first I thought that it was a mirage, risen to cheat me into hope.
You are no delusion—no mirage, but Rima, like no other being on earth.
It proved to be a rock, the image of which was presented in the air by mirage.
An image formed under certain atmospheric conditions, in which objects appear to be reflected or displaced or in which nonexistent objects seem to appear. For example, the difference in the index of refraction between a low layer of very hot air and a higher level of cold air can cause light rays, travelling down from an object (such as the sky or a cloud) and passing through ever warmer air, to be refracted back up again. An observer viewing these light rays perceives them coming up off the ground, and thus sees the inverted image of the object, which appears lower than the object really is. In this way the sky itself can be reflected, resulting in the mirage of a distant lake.