Example sentences for: delusion

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

  • Willy's pushing his sons to succeed and his unwillingness to accept their failures develop into delusion and insanity.

  • They also bolstered an important delusion: that a movie as awful as The Avengers is the exception and not the rule.

  • Anyone laboring under the delusion that English is not an acquisitive language should be disabused by the following caption from an article about delicatessens that appeared in the Magazine Section of The Sunday Times [London], 7 January 1989: [“Foreignisms” are so set in the original.

  • But Keats describes the bees' labor as a gentle delusion ("they think warm days will never cease").

  • So let us note: James Joyce's novel is Finnegans Wake (1939), not “Finnegan's,” E. M. Forster's is Howards End (1910) (another house name, by the way), not “Howard's,” and, a potential double delusion, Shakespeare's famous play is Love's Labour's Lost (1598), with two apostrophes.


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