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.
2 But Mammy's first words dispelled this illusion.
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3 Her two months on the Sabrina had been especially calculated to aid this illusion of distance.
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4 The drug gave her a momentary illusion of complete renewal, from which she drew strength to take up her daily work.
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5 The discovery gave her an immediate illusion of activity: it was exhilarating to think that she had actually a reason for hurrying home.
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6 The cloudy white blossoms of the plum trees filled the grove with a springtime mistiness which gave an illusion of distance.
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7 She was trying to feed her illusion of adventure by staring at unfamiliar houses.
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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.
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9 The youth's friend had a geographical illusion concerning a stream, and he obtained permission to go for some water.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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13 Once mounted on an illusion, he went for a very long time, even after the illusion had disappeared.
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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.
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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.
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