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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 if there be a pleasure in being filled with that which is according to nature, that which is more really filled with more real being will more really and truly enjoy true pleasure; whereas that which participates in less real being will be less truly and surely satisfied, and will participate in an illusory and less real pleasure?
It seemed to him he was on the point of sweeping triumphantly away all the illusory mysteries of existence.
Tulliver, foreseeing nothing but misbehavior while the children remained indoors, took an early opportunity of suggesting that, now they were rested after their walk, they might go and play out of doors; and aunt Pullet gave permission, only enjoining them not to go off the paved walks in the garden, and if they wanted to see the poultry fed, to view them from a distance on the horse-block; a restriction which had been imposed ever since Tom had been found guilty of running after the peacock, with an illusory idea that fright would make one of its feathers drop off.
He said last year was a year of illusory stability in the country and erosion of trust.
Diokno slams Andaya over illusory' allegations !-- -- (philstar.com) - January 4, 2019 - 6:12pm MANILA, Philippines Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno on Friday denied a lawmaker's allegations of budget anomalies, dismissing the claims as "illusory.
Finally, he deplored the fact that his opponents "claim illusory victories when they feel the urgent need for any victory." Politics - Geagea welcomes USJ students after winning elections NNA - Lebanese Forces Party Leader, Samir Geagea, welcomed on Saturday a delegation of USJ University students who succeeded in the recent student elections.
They noted that in addition to the arbitration agreement, the defendant employer required the plaintiff to sign an offer letter that contained a clause reserving the employer's right to change the terms of the plaintiff's employment at any time.<br />That, they argued, made the employer's promise to arbitrate illusory, as it constituted an employment term that the employer was free to do away if it chose to do so.<br />"There is no clause in the arbitration agreement that says this agreement is independent of any other document or material supplied by the employer," Xavier said.
Reforming Policies That Have Illusory Coverage 1563
Stroessner and Plaks (2001), in their review of a cognitive process potentially underlying the erroneous perceptions of group differences and the creation of stereotypes--i.e., the formation of illusory correlations (or perceptions of an association between two variables that are objectively uncorrelated)--presented yet another possible relationship between bias and the thoroughness of processing.
The novelist was praised by the Swedish Academy as a writer "who, in novels of great emotional force, has uncovered the abyss beneath our illusory sense of connection with the world."
ISLAMABAD -- Minister of State for Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage Marriyum Aurangzeb on Thursday advised Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf chief, Imran Khan to come out of his illusory world as the nation was set to give him a befitting response in 2018 polls for his lies and misdeeds.
Third, scrapping will continue at the same rate as last year (even if charter rates pick up), whilst the 1 million TEU idle fleet is apparently illusory. What, one asks, could go wrong?