il·​lu·​sion·​ary | \ i-ˈlü-zhə-ˌner-ē How to pronounce illusionary (audio) \

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Recent Examples on the Web That obviously wouldn’t be an option for a House of M movie, but Age of Ultron gave Scarlet Witch her own psychic powers, seen in her ability to create illusionary worlds based on the Avengers’ memories. Samantha Nelson, The Verge, "Avengers: Infinity War may be gearing up to fix Marvel’s X-Men continuity problem," 18 Apr. 2018 But the Winter Olympics need not seem like an inaccessible, almost illusionary world set inside a snow globe. Bill Pennington, New York Times, "In Lake Placid, Olympic Sports and Spirit," 24 Jan. 2018 Some experts think perceptions of China’s economic superiority are similarly illusionary. Clay Chandler, Fortune, "The ABCs of PRC GDP," 13 Jan. 2018 But the reign of the national law was short-lived and illusionary. Evette Dionne, Teen Vogue, "Women's Suffrage Leaders Left Out Black Women," 18 Aug. 2017

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1866, in the meaning defined above

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“Illusionary.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Aug. 2020.

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