Examples of illusion in a Sentence
The video game is designed to give the illusion that you are in control of an airplane.
They used paint to create the illusion of metal.
She says that all progress is just an illusion.
Recent Examples of illusion from the Web
In 2016, Lee Jeans launched the Body Optix line in Asia, where women overwhelmingly report a desire to be taller; the denim’s shading promised to create that illusion.
From the Grammys on through New York Fashion Week, Carter relied on surprising silhouettes, peplums, and A-line skirts to create the illusion of a flat stomach.
The illusion of certain progress and certain doom are traps.
One 1977 study found that the illusion is so powerful, people can be tricked into thinking that their wrists are bent at impossible angles.
My first impression of my compartment (2A, a single, to which I was escorted briskly, lest any encounter shatter that illusion of privacy) was, once again, one of the jaw-dropping generosity of space.
Producing the illusion of intimacy is not among Mr. Eastwood’s priorities.
But at Trump’s first State of the Union, the illusion of importance was heightened even further, creating a stylistic image of his presidency that is starkly different from the reality of his first year in office.
An important part of maintaining the illusion is keeping the microphone near your face when lip syncing.
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allusion and illusion
Allusion and illusion may share some portion of their ancestry (both words come in part from the Latin word ludere, meaning “to play”), and sound quite similar, but they are distinct words with very different meanings. An allusion is an indirect reference, whereas an illusion is something that is unreal or incorrect. Each of the nouns has a related verb form: allude “to refer indirectly to,” and illude (not a very common word), which may mean “to delude or deceive” or “to subject to an illusion.”
Synonym Discussion of illusion
- delusions of persecution
- an illusion of safety
- suffered from terrifying hallucinations
- claimed a balanced budget is a mirage
ILLUSION Defined for English Language Learners
: something that looks or seems different from what it is : something that is false or not real but that seems to be true or real
: an incorrect idea : an idea that is based on something that is not true
ILLUSION Defined for Kids
- The video game creates the illusion of flying.
illusionalplay \-ˈüzh-nəl, -ən-ᵊl\ adjective
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