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illusory

(i-loo′sŏ-rē) [L. illusorius, mocking, ironic]
Pert. to or causing an illusion; misleading; deceptive.
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In the notes of the second volume of L'ancien regime et la revolution, Tocqueville warns of the danger inherent in the enlightened rationalist optimism that quickly manipulates and destroys institutions in order to bring everything under state organization on society's behalf; that interprets tolerance as hostility to the church, but not to politics; that illusively welcomes measures of medication intellectuel, such as transferring education from church to state; that believes political power can bend people to its will; and that at the same time defends free trade and political and legislative intervention because, in the end, human beings do not enjoy the "general right to govern themselves" (1982, 2:230-34, 271,292).
Think of Ruth Duckworth revealing the delicate voluptuousness of porcelain, and you may see in Peterson s textured surfaces, soft colours and illusively minimal forms how she is playing with modernist principles.
For example, the actual problem domain of the Asian disease problem is "loss." It is the problem frames that illusively make a loss domain alternative appear to be in the gain domain under the positive frame condition via the shift of reference point.
Dead judges of the King's Bench could not impose a Christian conscience on large capital "in the hands of men without traditions and bound to no caste," could not control "this floating, detached mass of power which illusively seemed free of the earth." Democracy created American capitalists, as American capital created democracy, and if we live in a society in which the rich govern the poor, it is because we possess no other authority capable of doing so--no aristocracy, no church, no educated class loyal to a code of civic duty.
111), which he qualifies, within the terms of the (outmoded) Petrarchan ideal, as 'a conventional tropology dependent upon the rhetorical dialectic between an illusive self and an illusively constructed beloved' (p.
Anyway, I have had to rig this rope and pulley system on the stairs so she can climb to base camp (her playroom) while the summit of Everest (the loft) remains illusively far away.