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delusory

(dĭ-lo͞o′sə-rē, -zə-)
adj.
Tending to deceive; delusive.
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28), as Clausson claims that many of Coleridge's conversation poems do, but in the fundamentally delusory nature of those relations with God and nature (though perhaps not with humanity--as is discussed shortly).
This application, which will save consumers' time and efforts in looking for products they need, will also protect them against delusory or fake sales.
This application, developed and operated by Thiqa Business Services Company, aims to save the time and effort of the consumers as well as protect them against delusory or unreal sale.
Governments waste money on pointless weapon systems, like Trident and eminently sinkable aircraft carriers, pursue delusory trade deals with former colonies, plan to support further military interventions (in Syria for example), and hate immigrants ('Go Home', said May's vans) from places which Britain once dominated.
(137) Describing the school from a self-consciously progressive point of view, the study's authors toggle erratically between accusations that the school's disparities by race and class are delusory figments of distorted thinking, or that, although objectively real, they are the products of structural racism, class privilege, parental selfishness, and discrimination both deliberate and "structural." (138) Wielding a panoply of social justice rhetoric, and repeatedly invoking the baleful influence of stereotype threat and lower teacher expectations, (139) the authors' message is clear: group differences in school outcomes represent illegitimate and ill-gotten gains that schools must equalize by ridding themselves of "white privilege," (140) "racialized ...
Otherwise, the right to life is delusory when it is being most outrageously and rampantly defied.
The alternative is to cling to the mantra that killing from compassion is psychologically impossible and dismiss as delusory overwhelming testimony to the contrary.
But as tragedy potentially lies the way of that fantastic transcendence, the same "oversight" is also a reminder that our eyes and our belief should attend more closely to the world as represented on the stage than to the delusory images of off-stage fantasies.
There is no metaphysical argument that can prove that the notion of faith bespeaks delusory wishful thinking.
Choice examples can be found in the Bengali Kali tradition, where Kali's naked stance upon her husband on the cremation ground is a scandal; her lack of care for her devotee-child belies her claims to be a mother; her delusory powers keep her children in ignorance; and her created world seems bereft of justice.
Once you've got a big co-op which has become Fordist in its structure and its production processes, the attempt to have democracy within it is delusory. Democracy has to start with the labour process, whether that is an assembly line or the running of a shop.
The bottom line is that their delusory steps would increase tensions and complicate matters during the talks.