Example sentences for: illusory

How can you use “illusory” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • The budget surplus, which is providing Clinton with excellent cover for his new social programs (Gigot; David Gergen, The McLaughlin Group ), was declared illusory and temporary by This Week 's two conservatives, who failed to note these seemingly obvious truths last week when the surplus was Issue 1. George Will stated without dissent that the surplus is an accounting trick: If the balance sheet were to include the trust funds (Social Security, etc.), the real deficit would stand at about $140 billion.

  • Morrison uses both Ruby and its opposite, the Convent, to critique the utopian ideal as dangerous, stultifying, and illusory.

  • China's claimed 7.8 percent growth is illusory, the writer asserts--the economy is actually just barely expanding, the government is debt-ridden, and millions are unemployed.

  • Class-based affirmative action trades in a vexed solution to a real problem for an even more vexed solution to an illusory problem.

  • But if those workers are compelled to work for low wages by extraeconomic threats, then that choice is an illusory one.


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