from The Century Dictionary.
- To play upon; mock; deceive with false hopes.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- transitive verb To play upon by artifice; to deceive; to mock; to excite and disappoint the hopes of.
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- verb literary to
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Time he had a reality check but that is likely to illude him as it has to date.
Even tha basics of meaty things outside of chicken illude me.
If a man should promise to give a thousand pounds to a blind man upon condition that he will open his eyes and see, — which he knows well enough he cannot do, — were that promise to be supposed to come from a heart-pitying of his poverty, and not rather from a mind to illude and mock at his misery?
SECRET, because the secret was absolutely necessary to the preservation of their office, so do the Inquisitors in partibus falsify and illude without the least scruple of conscience, in order to put the people of this country off their guard.
His versatile pen was prolific of poetry, sentimental and satirical; of political allegories of great potency, of fiction erected of impossible materials, and yet so creating and peopling a world of fancy as to illude the reader into temporary belief in its truth.
That it could do none of these things would rob it of all power to illude you.
The longer we gaze, the more surely does the picture illude us and enthral us, steeping us in that tragedy of 'the fruitless crown and barren sceptre.'
For its power to illude, an art depends on its limitations.
Yes, it may be, if the solitariness of these rocks do not illude me.
He will illude to such things again, knowing the economy is in a shambles.