Examples of illusory in a Sentence
an illusory sense of security
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The entire premise on which the commercial bail system is built — that when defendants skip bail, someone must either find them or pay, is somewhat illusory.
Situated above the base and Premium trims and beneath the Limited and Touring, the Sport has the same 182-hp engine as other Foresters but does add a third Sport Sharp mode to the SI-Drive system for illusory performance.
Alternatively, in the absence of any direct dark matter detections, some theorists have suggested its existence is illusory—and that something else drives galaxy evolution and gravitational lensing.
Otherwise the tantalizing, if most likely illusory, prospect of a Winfrey run will continue to live on in the imaginations of people in and out of politics, like the Cheshire Cat’s smile.
Including this outlier in their analysis and accounting for potential biases in their observations, the team concluded the TNO clustering first identified by Sheppard and Trujillo in 2014 could well be illusory.
The subsequent humiliation and reduced status of his father seems to have inspired Miller’s 1949 play Death of a Salesman, his second major hit, and a magisterial reckoning with the illusory nature of the American dream.
Israel has long said that rather than solving the Palestinian refugee problem, UNRWA perpetuates it, prolonging conflict and making peace illusory.
The anticipated dynasty was illusory because of injuries and shaky underpinnings.
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First Known Use of illusory
Synonym Discussion of illusory
- the apparent cause of the accident
- an illusory sense of security
- the seeming simplicity of the story
- the ostensible reason for their visit
ILLUSORY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of illusory for English Language Learners
: based on something that is not true or real : based on an illusion
ILLUSORY Defined for Kids
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