under the illusion


: having a mistaken belief about something
He was under the illusion that he was a good player.

Examples of under the illusion in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The problem for Tesla isn’t that investors labored under the illusion this was possible in perpetuity. Christiaan Hetzner, Fortune, 19 Oct. 2023 The Risks of a Great Divergence Citizens of wealthy countries should not labor under the illusion that this is simply a sad story happening to people in faraway countries. Rajiv J. Shah, Foreign Affairs, 24 Aug. 2021 For more than two decades, many Western leaders—including, at times, Biden—labored under the illusion that the Russian President was manageable, unsavory, to be sure, but still somehow containable. Susan B. Glasser, The New Yorker, 22 Feb. 2023 With a few months remaining before voters go to the polls for the midterm elections, no one should be under the illusion that the economy is offering Democrats many political advantages. Jason Linkins, The New Republic, 6 Aug. 2022 On the global stage, citizens of Western democracies can no longer live under the illusion of our own system's tactical superiority. Carrie McKean, The Week, 5 Mar. 2022 No one is under the illusion that the tax season will go smoothly. Susan Tompor, Detroit Free Press, 10 Feb. 2022 Wheeler isn't under the illusion that Navajo dubs of popular movies can alone save his ancestral tongue. Harmeet Kaur, CNN, 18 Jan. 2022 Puck’s in play Clearly, no manufacturing firm should be under the illusion that this kind of boardroom transformation will be a quick or easy fix. Lisa Caldwell, Forbes, 29 Sep. 2021

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“Under the illusion.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/under%20the%20illusion. Accessed 20 Jun. 2024.

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