Usage examples for illusion

  1. With a faint smile at the illusion to which he had for a moment yielded, he continued his walk. – Berenice by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  2. They have no sort of illusion, the watching carbineers, about what these men, so wet, have been doing at an hour so black. – Ramuntcho by Pierre Loti
  3. He wanted me to speak, or groan; but I maintained a stricken silence, to which I gave some illusion of dignity. – It Happened in Egypt by C. N. Williamson A. M. Williamson
  4. This was no illusion. – The Metal Monster by A. Merritt
  5. The illusion had now passed from Christine's mind, and with it her alarm. – Barriers Burned Away by E. P. Roe
  6. 2. I was afraid it might be an illusion; but as I did not think so, I knew not what to do, because I was very much ashamed to go to my confessor about it. – The Life of St. Teresa of Jesus by Teresa of Avila
  7. Yet I know it is all a dangerous dream,- a trick of our brains, an illusion of our tastes. – The Quest of the Golden Girl by Richard le Gallienne
  8. At first the Vidame tried to look on all these preparations as a young woman's jest; but now and again the attempted illusion faded, the spell of his fair cousin's charm was broken. – The Thirteen by Honore de Balzac
  9. That is but an illusion of your senses, unable to penetrate the screen surrounding me. – The Flying Legion by George Allan England
  10. In reply we contend that illusion implies reality; that if there was no reality illusion would be impossible. – Life and Work in Benares and Kumaon, 1839-1877 by James Kennedy
  11. My boy had been taught that this world was only an illusion, a shadow thrown from the real world beyond; and no doubt his father and mother believed what they taught him; but he had always seen them anxious to keep the illusion, and in his turn he clung to the vain shadow with all the force of his being. – A Boy's Town by W. D. Howells
  12. It was an illusion. – The Damnation of Theron Ware by Harold Frederic
  13. Do not ask too much from life; ask for no complete happiness: it is an illusion. – Countess Erika's Apprenticeship by Ossip Schubin
  14. For about a fortnight after her marriage she had imagined herself in love with Melrose; then when the personal illusion was gone, the illusion of position and wealth persisted. – The Mating of Lydia by Mrs. Humphry Ward
  15. His dining- room was built and furnished like the cabin of a yacht and the illusion was so complete that sensitive guests said they felt the rolling of the sea. – My Memories of Eighty Years by Chauncey M. Depew
  16. His illusion has lasted because so many of us have been pledged till this moment to turn our faces the other way. – Embarrassments by Henry James
  17. I never destroy a pretty illusion if I can help it. – The Knave of Diamonds by Ethel May Dell
  18. I do not wish you to labour under any illusion. – The Adventures of Jimmie Dale by Frank L. Packard
  19. She hasn't lost a single illusion. – Flowing Gold by Rex Beach