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Usage examples for delude

  1. Though she knew that for ever after, he and she would henceforth be parted, her heart had so yearned for him that vaguely she had begun to delude herself with the hope that after all only a great misunderstanding existed between him and her, and that before they spoke the last words of farewell their hands would meet just once again- only as friends- only as comrades perhaps- but closely, trustfully for all that. – The Tangled Skein by Emmuska Orczy, Baroness Orczy
  2. You must not delude yourself. – The Child of the Dawn by Arthur Christopher Benson
  3. And I delude myself with the hope that you liked them. – Royal Highness by Thomas Mann
  4. Gorman appeared to him to be an unappreciated Oscar Wilde, one of those geniuses- I am bound to admit that they are mostly Irish- who delude the world into thinking they are uttering profound truths when they are merely outraging common sense. – Gossamer 1915 by George A. Birmingham
  5. And it was just that instinctive need of colour which had made her so easy to delude. – At the Villa Rose by A. E. W. Mason
  6. Delude yourself, if you like, with false hopes. – The Black Robe by Wilkie Collins
  7. You may delude some of my neighbors, sir, and you may know more about money- making, where it is no question how the money is made, than I do! – Ovington's Bank by Stanley J. Weyman
  8. Might it not be a hoax purposely put in his way to delude him? – The Willoughby Captains by Talbot Baines Reed
  9. These gentlemen who assisted him while in Newgate, were so kind as to offer to make up a considerable sum of money, if it could have been of any use; but finding that neither that nor their interest could do anything to save him, they frankly acquainted him therewith and begged him not to delude himself with false hopes. – Lives Of The Most Remarkable Criminals Who have been Condemned and Executed for Murder, the Highway, Housebreaking, Street Robberies, Coining or other offences by Arthur L. Hayward
  10. I simply want to say that you should not delude yourself into believing that we have risen up above other people by what we have done, that we have deserved the gratitude of fate. – The Goose Man by Jacob Wassermann
  11. And there are times now when I have moments of terrifying clearness of vision during which I seem to see, if I may so express it, into the depths of life; it is at such moments that life presents itself to me without those pleasing mirages that during the day still delude me; during those moments I appear to have a more vivid realization of the rapid flight of the years, the crumbling away of all that I endeavor to hold to, I almost realize the final unimaginable nothingness, I see the bottomless pit of death, near at hand, no longer in any way disguised. – The Story of a Child by Pierre Loti
  12. These also appear to be intended to delude. – The Confessions of a Beachcomber by E J Banfield
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