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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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And Pierre says, or Melville says speaking for Pierre in the third person, "The more and more that he wrote, and the deeper and deeper that he dived, Pierre saw the everlasting illusiveness of truth.
Caution is demanded for a number of practical reasons including our inability to understand fully the interrelatedness of species and their interactions with biota of ecosystems, the ongoing struggle to model the effects of technologies, and the illusiveness of the synergistic effects of chemicals so prolifically emitted into the air, spread on the land, and flushed into waterways.
I believe that one of my strong points in writing poetry is my illusiveness.
18) De Man owes a great deal to Nietzsche's attraction to misleading experiences and concepts, and like Nietzsche and Derrida, de Man too aligns emotions and signs on the basis of their common illusiveness.
The common core in all of their theorizing was the notion that foundational "realities" were discovered to be illusive, moreover, this illusiveness was found to be disturbingly necessary (Pearce, 1989).
And while Troy/Travolta is of course merely "acting" the part of passionate husband (to neglected wife Eve [Joan Allen]) and firm but understanding father (to rebellious teenage daughter Jamie), the point of his impersonation is not to underscore the illusiveness of the "happy nuclear family.
As her brother Tom dreams of escaping his dreary life at home, faint, nostalgic music from the "Paradise Dance Hall" drifts in through the apartment window, a sad, ironic comment on the illusiveness of Tom's hopes and those of the times.
Their placement perpendicular to the floor makes them impossible to relate to kinesthetically, and finally heightens their illusiveness (in spite of their seeming life-size).