Example sentences for: illusion

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

  • China's trade surpluses, in other words, are largely a statistical illusion produced by the fact that so much of the management and ownership of the country's industry is located on the other side of an essentially arbitrary line.

  • Two parties give you paralysis, and worse than that, the illusion of choice between two virtually identical wholly owned subsidiaries of corporate America.

  • Is it an illusion that they seem to be putting on weight?

  • Such effects represent a resonance with so-called optical art (“op art”), a style promoted in the mid 1960s—by Bridget Riley and Victor Vasarely, in particular—that relies on visual illusion generated at the early levels of the nervous system: the retinal, the receptoral, the oculomotor, and the neural.

  • The first is a grimly sardonic portrait of Alaska as a kind of Third World melting pot--full of desperate poverty and crime and on the verge of a transition to a tourist-based economy in which the interior will be cleared of timber but an illusion of wildness maintained.


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