- n. Plural form of delusion.
“One of the great challenges in examining a case like this is to be able to distinguish whether it is the organized behavior that drives from a fixed false idea, an irrational, what we call delusions in which people who have a major illness can actually behave in an organized way or if there is something in parallel, some particular resentment.”
“More tales of paranoid delusions from the Bush era ... nola70119”
“While the U.S. still is the ultimate place to prosper economically, it risks falling behind if its taxes and regulations force its young "vital few" to seek greener pastures elsewhere, and large segments of its population continue to indulge in delusions that their entitlements can be sustained.”
“I am a Russian nationalist, true, but I am far from blind to our faults nor do I live in delusions about our past, which had many glories and tragedies and punishments by God for disobeying His Eternal Will.”
“Closed-minded people aggressively protect their ideology-based delusions from the influences of reality or other ideas.”
“Another one of her delusions is that everyone she knows is a clone, or series of them, and they're all out to harvest her organs, and otherwise persecute her.”
“Anti-Venizelist Greece,22 however, after succeeding in ostracising Greek reality and replacing it with delusions, is already struggling to import prematurely, before its time, a foreign reality just to show that it's getting on with something.”
“The urge to be confirmed in our worst delusions is utterly overwhelming – that people are out to get us, that we are not loved, not valuable, not capable, that life is pointless, that tasks are beyond us, oh the list goes on and on.”
“I came here a bit directionless and though I would never entertain delusions so grand as changing the ideas or customs of an entire culture, I am nevertheless wholly enjoying listening and observing, asking and answering questions.”
“You seem to entertain delusions about the world's overpopulation problem: "we could fit the entire population of the WORLD in Texas ...”
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