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Origin of illusory
OTHER WORDS FROM illusoryil·lu·so·ri·ly, adverbil·lu·so·ri·ness, nounun·il·lu·so·ry, adjective
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH illusoryelusive, illusory
Words nearby illusory
Example sentences from the Web for illusory
Even better, there was a 1988 study that used the Kanizsa square to investigate the susceptibility of two young female cats to illusory contours.What cats’ love of boxes and squares can tell us about their visual perception|Jennifer Ouellette|May 6, 2021|Ars Technica
Many recent studies have found similar effects for repetition, a phenomenon sometimes called the “illusory truth effect.”A few simple tricks make fake news stories stick in the brain|Laura Sanders|May 4, 2021|Science News
It was absolute devotion to reason — and absolute disregard for the senses — that led Parmenides to declare reason the way of truth and sensible phenomena illusory.2,500 years ago, the philosopher Anaxagoras brought science’s spirit to Athens|Tom Siegfried|May 4, 2021|Science News
We still seem driven by hype, by illusory health scares and benefits, by pomp, by the new and trendy, than by taste.
However illusory the “missile gap” may have been, it is striking that a liberal icon so firmly stood for peace through strength.The New New Left Is No New Frontier and JFK Was No Liberal|James L. Swanson, Michael F. Bishop|October 8, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Failing to make an omelet hardly proves that omelets are illusory if nobody has been willing to break some eggs along the way.Partition Skepticism and the Future of the Peace Process|Avner Inbar, Assaf Sharon|September 25, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Even in healthier states experts warn that the improvement could be illusory.
The reality is that it wiped out a lot of illusory gains and replaced them with a lot of illusory losses.You Are a Terrible Investor and You Should Stop That|Megan McArdle|April 4, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Forcing himself to believe that he had been the victim of some kind of illusory perception, he vigorously restrained his feelings.Three More John Silence Stories|Algernon Blackwood
So these walls and appurtenances made an illusory sort of intrusion into the true vision on which he gazed.The Secret Glory|Arthur Machen
Across the illusory positiveness of his world—immaterial, psychological, ghostly—an intermediate orb—a tangible shadow was thrown.Under the Rose|Frederic Stewart Isham
Upon closer examination of the little town we found that the first impression, gained from a distance, was illusory.Ox-Team Days on the Oregon Trail|Ezra Meeker
He argues briefly that the alternative systems are illusory because they refer to no 'external standard.'The English Utilitarians, Volume I.|Leslie Stephen