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Sample sentences for the GRE study word illusion

illusion can be used as a noun

1.No it was merely an illusion wrought on the troubled senses. - from The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
2.By some illusion see thou bring her her. - from The Complete Works of William Shakespeare by William Shakespeare
3.Swift as the word the vain illusion fled. - from The Iliad of Homer by Homer
4.So strong was the illusion that she almost fancied she could make out the outline of a form.... - from The Secret Adversary by Agatha Christie
5.belief, creed Us suff'reth none illusion to grieve. - from The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer
6.The illusion was a natural one in that age and country. - from The Republic by Plato
7.An illusion for remember their complex unadjustable eye. - from Ulysses by James Joyce
8.Her mother, sisters, Fanny, all had been conscious of his regard for her at Norland it was not an illusion of her own vanity. - from Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
9.That youthful illusion of thy strength was taken from thee--and in vain. - from Ulysses by James Joyce
10.After a quarter of a century of married life, she had very few illusions left. - from Dubliners by James Joyce
11.Did the dead woman hear them There are some touching illusions which are, perhaps, sublime realities. - from Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
12.Let the things be illusions or not, after all I would then also be an illusion, and thus they are always like me. - from Siddhartha by Herman Hesse
13.To be sure, one must not resign oneself to any humanitarian illusions about the history of the origin of an aristocratic society that is to say, of the preliminary condition for the elevation of the type "man" the truth is hard. - from Beyond Good and Evil by Friedrich Nietzsche
14.There were only chimeras and illusions but for real love, for true jealousy, is there any reality except illusions and chimera. - from The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas, Pere
15.Falsehoods and illusions ascend to take their place the prodigal goes back into the country of the Lotophagi or drones, and openly dwells there. - from The Republic by Plato
16.What, then, would be the use of all I have suffered The heart breaks when, after having been elated by flattering hopes, it sees all its illusions destroyed. - from The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas, Pere
17.Ma foi, I should wish to keep my illusions concerning insects unimpaired it is quite enough to have those dissipated which I had formed of my fellow-creatures. - from The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas, Pere
18.And we sacrifice ourselves for these visions, which are almost always illusions for the sacrificed, but illusions with which, after all, the whole of human certainty is mingled. - from Les Miserables by Victor Hugo

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