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Definition of Illusion

Illusion

  1. An unreal image presented to the bodily or mental vision; a deceptive appearance; a false show; mockery; hallucination.
  2. Hence: Anything agreeably fascinating and charning; enchantment; witchery; glamour.
  3. A sensation originated by some external object, but so modified as in any way to lead to an erroneous perception; as when the rolling of a wagon is mistaken for thunder.
  4. A plain, delicate lace, usually of silk, used for veils, scarfs, dresses, etc.

Illusion Quotations

We're born alone, we live alone, we die alone. Only through our love and friendship can we create the illusion for the moment that we're not alone.
Orson Welles

The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place. - George Bernard Shaw
The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.
George Bernard Shaw

Nothing is more sad than the death of an illusion.
Arthur Koestler

I like coffee because it gives me the illusion that I might be awake.
Lewis Black

European nations began World War I with a glamorous vision of war, only to be psychologically shattered by the realities of the trenches. The experience changed the way people referred to the glamour of battle; they treated it no longer as a positive quality but as a dangerous illusion.
Virginia Postrel
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Illusion Translations

illusion in Danish is indbildning
illusion in Dutch is drogbeeld, begoocheling, illusie
illusion in French is illusion
illusion in Italian is illusione
illusion in Norwegian is villfarelse, illusjon
illusion in Swedish is inbillning, synvilla
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