He said the two women "protected and perpetrated the Madoff mirage, while putting very real money in their own pockets."
I found it beckoning, almost like a mirage, in the form of the Vino Volo wine bar.
If India's economic miracle turns out to have been a mirage, it will not be so easy to dismiss that kind of talk as cranky.
I offered to expose the mirage to them, and called for their comment of outrage.
We have to be very careful that we are not lured by the mirage of success.
Afterwards I saw things differently, but that first day the great city of the mighty Khan seemed as a mirage to me.
We knew this was but the mirage, and knew that it must have some physical cause.
At first I thought that it was a mirage, risen to cheat me into hope.
There are certain areas that are constantly the site of mirage.
It proved to be a rock, the image of which was presented in the air by mirage.
An image formed under certain atmospheric conditions, in which objects appear to be reflected or displaced or in which nonexistent objects seem to appear. For example, the difference in the index of refraction between a low layer of very hot air and a higher level of cold air can cause light rays, travelling down from an object (such as the sky or a cloud) and passing through ever warmer air, to be refracted back up again. An observer viewing these light rays perceives them coming up off the ground, and thus sees the inverted image of the object, which appears lower than the object really is. In this way the sky itself can be reflected, resulting in the mirage of a distant lake.