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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - An illusory feat.

Usage examples (35)
  • I need hardly add that these cards are specially treated against any kind of legerdemain, which is superfluous in any case since they will be machine-shuffled.
  • It's the levity that helps to keep us afloat, the magic that gives us lightness of touch -- what the French call legerdemain -- grace under pressure, wonder, and hope.
  • Stewart's question reveals both a gap in his education and a laudable ability to spot legerdemain which is a pretty good cement for such educational gaps.
  • When art shall be annexed to beauty, when wiles and guiles shall concur; for to speak as it is, love is a kind of legerdemain; mere juggling, a fascination. for more
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