Origin of illusion
Examples from the Web for illusion
It was followed by several told-you-so articles with titles like “Have No Illusion: Islam Is the Enemy.”
Traditional coach seats gave the illusion of comfortable padding but were angular, not reflecting body shapes.Flying Coach Is the New Hell: How Airlines Engineer You Out of Room|Clive Irving|November 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And we are under no illusion that this state of affairs is confined to one battalion.
You said, “freedom of speech is an illusion” and “freedom of assembly is an illusion.”
Democracy is an illusion, freedom of speech is an illusion, freedom of assembly is an illusion.
On turning the paper through ninety degrees or by actual measurement, the extent of the illusion will become apparent.Visual Illusions|Matthew Luckiesh
He never came to my dressing-room, for that destroyed the illusion.Fair Margaret|Francis Marion Crawford
The perception of manifoldness is Maya or illusion, says a modern pro-Hindu writer.New Ideas in India During the Nineteenth Century|John Morrison
This is an illusion produced by the conditions in which the object is seen.Psychotherapy|James J. Walsh
I feel warranted, therefore, in giving in some detail my research on this illusion, which again has been an extended one.
Word Origin for illusion
mid-14c., "act of deception," from Old French illusion "a mocking, deceit, deception" (12c.), from Latin illusionem (nominative illusio) "a mocking, jesting, irony," from illudere "mock at," literally "to play with," from assimilated form of in- "at, upon" (see in- (2)) + ludere "to play" (see ludicrous). Sense of "deceptive appearance" developed in Church Latin and was attested in English by late 14c. Related: Illusioned "full of illusions" (1920).