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Usage examples for delusion

  1. Nothing more absurd had ever been said since language was first abused for the delusion of mankind." – The Constitutional History of England From 1760 to 1860 by Charles Duke Yonge
  2. This temporary delusion will be stronger if you visit this neighbourhood on a Friday evening just after sunset. – The Religious Life of London by J. Ewing Ritchie
  3. " My dear Fleda, you are under a delusion. – Queechy, Volume II by Elizabeth Wetherell
  4. He even looked as if he were going to be frank, but Agatha knew that must be a delusion. – The Stolen Singer by Martha Idell Fletcher Bellinger
  5. This is a great delusion. – The Romance of the Soul by Lilian Staveley
  6. He was smiling as I was, and I think he was in the delusion that the king's bow, which I had so promptly returned, was intended for him. – Familiar Spanish Travels by W. D. Howells
  7. Pracontal had taken it into his head that certain papers of great value to himself were concealed in some secret press in our house at Castello; and Cutbill was just as convinced that there were no papers and no press, and that the whole was a dream or a delusion. – The Bramleighs Of Bishop's Folly by Charles James Lever
  8. It's well for me you're going while you labour under this flattering delusion. – Barbara Ladd by Charles G. D. Roberts
  9. This is a delusion. – The Romance of Names by Ernest Weekley
  10. But the dream was over- the delusion of my life was passed. – Vendetta A Story of One Forgotten by Marie Corelli
  11. For not only are we never absolutely deluded- or any thing like it, but the attempt to cause the highest delusion possible to beings in their senses sitting in a theatre, is a gross fault, incident only to low minds, which, feeling that they cannot affect the heart or head permanently, endeavour to call forth the momentary affections. – Literary Remains, Vol. 2 by Coleridge
  12. When people see how nobly all her life is given to good, and how she has even made this great step, at sacrifice to herself, because she believes that good may better be carried out in another Church, they may pity her delusion, but no person of right feeling can possibly be angry with her. – Story of My Life, volumes 1-3 by Augustus J. C. Hare
  13. Meaning they have, but what meaning can be said in no language but their own: and we know this, though some strange delusion makes us think the meaning has less worth because we cannot put it into words. – Oxford Lectures on Poetry by Andrew Cecil Bradley
  14. But the delusion did not stop with the children. – A Brief History of the United States by John Bach McMaster
  15. Then I knew that the chill in the room was not a delusion of my chilled body. – The Thing from the Lake by Eleanor M. Ingram
  16. It would have needed but a little self- delusion, a little yielding to the current of my thoughts, to make me see Hammerfeldt by my bed. – The King's Mirror by Anthony Hope
  17. The delusion consists in their believing that they cannot withdraw their might. – The Ego and His Own by Max Stirner
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