Example sentences for: illusory

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

  • Do I think its social and economic benefits might be better distributed in some other way (health insurance, for example), are often illusory, come with large helpings of inequality, sexism, psychological torment and so on?

  • 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.

  • Arrested between thought and action, Gandolfini still bears traces of childlike befuddlement in his doughy face; he can't begin to figure out why the foundations of his world have become so illusory.

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

  • 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.

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