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Lots of people work hard all their lives without really getting aheadThe idea that if you work hard enough, you're sure to succeed is an illusion. Lots of people work hard all their lives without really getting ahead.

Mirrors on the walls give the room the illusion of being much bigger than it really is.

She had no illusions about him. She knew all his faults, but she loved him anyway.

Wearing clothing with vertical stripes apparently creates the illusion that you are thinner than you really are.

Despite all the rhetoric about building a new democracy, and the illusions of bringing freedom and peace to the country, the invasion has only resulted in increased violence and hardship.

Our country enjoys only an illusion of democracy; many people don't vote, the choice of candidates is pathetically limited, and most parties do little of what they promised once they are in office.

Many people living in the former Soviet bloc have become disillusioned by the slow pace of economic reform following the collapse of communism.

He claims he married an Asian woman because he became disillusioned by American women, who he considered to be too aggressive and independent.

The children felt a great sense of disillusionment when their favorite teacher left for another school.

The artwork of M.C. Escher is famous for producing illusions where you aren't really sure what you are seeing, or the image seems to make the impossible possible.

People are often fascinated by illusory works of art, where the images show a triumph of the imagination over the limits of reality.

Only gods can create reality; the artist merely creates the illusion of life.

Certain artistic illusions take advantage of the way the brain processes information containing repeating patterns.

I don't want to disillusion you, but your ex-boyfriend really isn't interested in getting back together - he's found somebody new.

Disillusionment with the established political parties has resulted in frequent low voter turn-outs.

She became disillusioned when her first art teacher in university gave her failing marks for her paintings.

Freedom is illusory; we are all prisoners of our need to work for a living.

The works of M. C. Escher included many pictures containing highly geometric forms and artistic illusions.

A mirage is an external illusion which gives the appearance of water on a surface where there is none.

This government seems to live in what is essentially an illusory America, where everyone is Christian, there is no homosexuality, and crime is committed only by bad people who deserve to be severely punished.

It is only his illusive hope of finding a new and better job that keeps him from going completely insane.

Pure, everlasting love is an illusion fostered by romantic novels and Hollywood movies.

The gains our company has made over the past six months are illusory because we have consistently lost money for the past three years.

Hopes for peace in the war-torn region are largely unrealistic and illusory, as the root causes for the conflict have not been addressed.

Optical illusions show that our visual perception is much more complicated than was originally believed.

I don't want to disillusion you, but really, you're going to find it hard to get a teaching job in this country without a Master's degree.

Studies suggest that most marriages go through stages of disillusionment in which couples discover that what they expected of their marriage is quite different from how it is actually turning out.

One of my favorite optical illusions is the young woman/old woman drawing.

Military families are said to be angry and disillusioned, frustrated and full of doubt with the way the war has been going.

Recent scandals involving priests sexually abusing young children have caused many believers to become profoundly disillusioned in the church.

Fran has no illusions of becoming a rock star; she just sings with her band for fun.

The rapid succession of frames in an animated cartoon give the illusion of movement.

Any illusions people had that this war would bring a quick end to international terrorism have long been erased.

Albert Einstein once said that reality is merely an illusion, though a very persistent one.

Someone once joked that reality is an illusion that occurs due to the lack of alcohol.

Daniel Boorstin once stated that the greatest obstacle to discovery is not ignorance - it is the illusion of knowledge.

Basketball star Michael Jordan once remarked, I know fear is an obstacle for some people, but it is an illusion to me. Failure always made me try harder next time.

Leo Tolstoy suggested that it is a strange illusion to suppose that beauty is goodness.

Tom Wicker once stated that secret activities offer presidents the alluring but often illusory promise that they can achieve foreign policy goals without the bothersome debate and open decision that are staples of democracy.

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