Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • In an illusive manner.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adverb In a illusive manner; falsely.

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  • adverb In a illusive fashion.

Etymologies

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illusive +‎ -ly

Examples

  • There was no moon, yet the starlight illuminated the land, though illusively, with unexpected clusterings of shadow.

    The Coming Of Conan The Cimmerian

  • There was no moon, yet the starlight illuminated the land, though illusively, with unexpected clusterings of shadow.

    The Coming of Conan The Cimmerian

  • The humanism of neuropsychiatry, so illusively sought in much of modern medical practice, is found in the manner in which neuropsychiatry is applied: how one interacts with and cares for the person with the illness.

    The Neuropsychiatric Guide to Modern Everyday Psychiatry

  • There was no moon, yet the starlight illuminated the land, though illusively, with unexpected clusterings of shadow.

    The Conan Chronicles

  • There was no moon, yet the starlight illuminated the land, though illusively, with unexpected clusterings of shadow.

    Conan of Cimmeria

  • Did it recall that fatal day, when on the field of battle, a rival banner had waved ever illusively; ever beyond his reach?

    Under the Rose

  • The little shaded lamp threw a circle of light round the bed, but left the rest of the room dim, and the dusky corners seemed full of odd new shadows that came and went illusively.

    The Sheik

  • On the whole, I am inclined to think that the artist is fully rewarded, for the common man can have no conception of the Joy that is to be found in belonging, though but momentarily and illusively, to the aristocracy of genius.

    The Ghost Ship

  • Professor Lowell controverts M. Antoniadi's claim to have proved that the lines are non-existent, and that the only markings are small separate shadings which are illusively seen as lines.

    To Mars via The Moon An Astronomical Story

  • Before her the shadows danced illusively; the film of brightness changed and shifted; then all glimmering and partial shade were swallowed up in a black chasm.

    Under the Rose

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