The village looked delusively near. From Wordnet, Princeton University.
Adjective : a delusive reply. ,a delusive belief. From Dictionary.com.
This, however, is only one part of the fabricated statements which have been delusively put forth to deceive and misguide the public; but. From Wordnik.com. [Observations on the Causes, Symptoms, and Nature of Scrofula or King's Evil, Scurvy, and Cancer With Cases Illustrative of a Peculiar Mode of Treatment] Reference
As long as we remain delusively convinced of our egoic separation, then we remain cut off from the capacity to empathize fully with others. From Wordnik.com. [Daily Dharma: Interbeing and Universal Responsibility] Reference
Marx's competitive and delusively "free" bourgeois — that guarantees its forward momentum and eventual articulation as a history of progress. From Wordnik.com. [The Melancholic Gift: Freedom in Nineteenth-Century Philosophy and Fiction] Reference
What both Aristotle and Weber made too little of is the mentality of the charismatic leader's followers, the disciples who discover in him, or delusively endow him with, superhuman qualities. From Wordnik.com. [Barack Obama, Shaman] Reference
Then I should see grave-faced girls, girls of that budding age when their bearing becomes delusively wise, and the old deception of my youth will recur to me; “Could you and I but talk together?”. From Wordnik.com. [A Modern Utopia] Reference
The doctor, however, having been hastily summoned, pronounced the disease to be an infantile complaint of a harmless and innocuous nature, which he dignified by the delusively poetical name of "Rosalia.". From Wordnik.com. [Vera Nevill Or, Poor Wisdom's Chance] Reference
One other element invokes perpetual thanksgiving — the flaked mica, which glistens delusively with hues of silver and gold, and gives to the tide-swept track that singular pliancy which resists the stamp of passing generations. From Wordnik.com. [Tropic Days] Reference
The water resting on the verge of the lovely Isle was as delusively clear, but was not deceptive. From Wordnik.com. [Tropic Days] Reference
There was a moment when it seemed -- delusively, as events proved -- that the North was united as one man to oppose the South. From Wordnik.com. [Abraham Lincoln and the Union; a chronicle of the embattled North] Reference
'Would it were thou and I,' said many wedded eyes one to the other, delusively warm and soft for a moment, but all cold and hard again on the morrow. From Wordnik.com. [Prose Fancies (Second Series)] Reference
If they do not tablet laptop pc the edronax delusively zoonotic arawak cloudberry be piute to calochortus vicias or kiwi on us araujia as a stubbornness. From Wordnik.com. [Rational Review] Reference
Rochester, which admirably shows us how so many other Roman names have acquired a delusively English form, or have been mistaken for memorials of the English conquest. From Wordnik.com. [Science in Arcady] Reference
On the other hand, Cardigan, which looks delusively like a shortened Caer, has really nothing to do with this group of ancient names, being a mere corruption of Ceredigion. From Wordnik.com. [Science in Arcady] Reference
That man thinks much too highly, and therefore he thinks weakly and delusively, of any contrivance of human wisdom, who believes that it can make any sort of approach to perfection. From Wordnik.com. [Thoughts on the Present Discontents, and Speeches, etc.] Reference
Long destroyed, long ruined, it blends with the rocks, continuing and delusively ending them by the broken, dented line of its batteries, its shattered roofs, its half-crumbled towers. From Wordnik.com. [The Crushed Flower and Other Stories] Reference
Where the matter is one of the sense (as in the case under discussion) a man may often delusively believe he sees, or hears, or otherwise sensibly perceives an object which has no existence. From Wordnik.com. [The Bible or Atheism] Reference
Then I should see grave-faced girls, girls of that budding age when their bearing becomes delusively wise, and the old deception of my youth will recur to me; "Could you and I but talk together?". From Wordnik.com. [A Modern Utopia] Reference
For, self-delusively, he was beginning once more to regard all organized society and its ways as a mere inquisitorial process which the adventurous could ignore and the keen-witted could circumvent. From Wordnik.com. [Phantom Wires A Novel] Reference
In those days of blissful ignorance I had, of course, no conception of the difficulties of art, and was making that delusively rapid apparent progress which is so very encouraging to all incipient amateurs. From Wordnik.com. [Philip Gilbert Hamerton An Autobiography, 1834-1858, and a Memoir by His Wife, 1858-1894] Reference
One other element invokes perpetual thanksgiving -- the flaked mica, which glistens delusively with hues of silver and gold, and gives to the tide-swept track that singular pliancy which resists the stamp of passing generations. From Wordnik.com. [Tropic Days] Reference
Scenes entirely new might stimulate observation, and the observation of things external withdraw the sense from that brooding over images delusively formed within, which characterized the kind of mental alienation I had described. From Wordnik.com. [A Strange Story — Complete] Reference
It was the last house on Undercliff Road that had any pretense to sparse grass and a stubbly hedge -- beyond it were sand-dunes, delusively ornamented by the signs of streets that as yet only existed in the brain of the owner of the. From Wordnik.com. [Young People's Pride] Reference
East, which, for a time, for reasons beyond their own control, delusively thought of themselves as communist, are all eagerly gazing at this jumbled scene, this warped picture, and receiving their conceptions, beliefs and inspirations from it. From Wordnik.com. [Maryam Namazie] Reference
The hopes that had so long delusively buoyed up the Southern States in their desperate struggle against overwhelming odds were beginning to flag very perceptibly in every part of the Confederacy where people were capable of appreciating the facts of the situation. From Wordnik.com. [The Last Ninety Days of the War in North-Carolina.] Reference
For some years, Mrs. Fleming's proceedings were simply a theme for gossips, and her vanity was openly pardoned, until that delusively prosperous appearance which her labour lent to the house, was worn through by the enforced confession of there being poverty in the household. From Wordnik.com. [Rhoda Fleming — Complete] Reference
Mr. Cranston is about to abolish the monster table-d'hôte, formerly held in his hotel, and where from five to six hundred guests could be fed at one time, very much after the fashion of wild animals, at scrambling, uncomfortable meals, delusively termed breakfast, dinner, and supper. From Wordnik.com. [Echoes of the Week] Reference
Alas, how delusively -- would soothe and invigorate recovery!. From Wordnik.com. [The Diary and Letters of Madame D'Arblay — Volume 3] Reference
The conquest was delusively easy. From Wordnik.com. [William Pitt and the Great War] Reference
The scene was delusively familiar. From Wordnik.com. [The Grand Wheel]
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