ILLUSION in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of ILLUSION
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
illusion
 n.  misleading vision; being deceived by a false perception or belief
Classic Sentence: (54 in 4 pages)
1  They had never before avowed their inclination so openly, and Ethan, for a moment, had the illusion that he was a free man, wooing the girl he meant to marry.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In IX
2  But Mammy's first words dispelled this illusion.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIV
3  Her two months on the Sabrina had been especially calculated to aid this illusion of distance.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 2
4  The drug gave her a momentary illusion of complete renewal, from which she drew strength to take up her daily work.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 10
5  The discovery gave her an immediate illusion of activity: it was exhilarating to think that she had actually a reason for hurrying home.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 11
6  The cloudy white blossoms of the plum trees filled the grove with a springtime mistiness which gave an illusion of distance.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XII
7  She was trying to feed her illusion of adventure by staring at unfamiliar houses.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIV
8  In winter, California is full of people from Iowa and Nebraska, Ohio and Oklahoma, who, having traveled thousands of miles from their familiar villages, hasten to secure an illusion of not having left them.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXIV
9  The youth's friend had a geographical illusion concerning a stream, and he obtained permission to go for some water.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 18
10  At half-past three o'clock in the morning, he lost one illusion; officers who had been despatched to reconnoitre announced to him that the enemy was not making any movement.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER VII—NAPOLEON IN A GOOD HUMOR
11  And in truth, the mysterious impression produced on Cosette in the depths of the forest of Chelles by the hand of Jean Valjean grasping hers in the dark was not an illusion, but a reality.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 4: CHAPTER III—TWO MISFORTUNES MAKE ONE PIECE OF GOOD FORTUN...
12  For his own part, he is unacquainted with the new Paris, and he writes with the old Paris before his eyes in an illusion which is precious to him.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 5: CHAPTER I—THE ZIGZAGS OF STRATEGY
13  Once mounted on an illusion, he went for a very long time, even after the illusion had disappeared.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 5: CHAPTER IV—M. MABEUF
14  This illusion, at which he shook his head a moment later, was sufficient, nevertheless, to throw beams, which at times resembled hope, into his soul.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER I—THE LARK'S MEADOW
15  Marius thought he had been mistaken, that it was an illusion added by his mind to the extraordinary realities which were clashing around him.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 14: CHAPTER VI—THE AGONY OF DEATH AFTER THE AGONY OF LIFE
Example Sentence:
1  Puncturing this illusion is the key to winning the battle of ideas.
2  Using painted cloth as the backdrop, she is able to create the illusion of the right kind of milieu for the action.
3  The centerpiece is a boat ride through an elaborate interactive stage set of picturesque slums and their associated smells, to conjure up an illusion of real Victorian life - and misery.
4  In this essay, the author examines the theme of pretense in Hamlet , or the contrast between illusion and reality.
5  Sloping walls on the bulk of the building create an optical illusion.
6  Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.
7  He could no longer distinguish between illusion and reality.
8  They suffer from the illusion that they cannot solve their problems.
9  I always thought I was good at math until I had to give up helping Chelsea with her homework when she was in ninth grade; an illusion bites the dust.
10  Don't part withyour illusions.
11  He used to have illusive hopes of finding a better job.