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  • adv. In an illusory fashion.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In an illusory manner; by way of illusion.


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illusory +‎ -ly


  • Though not in charge of measuring the weakness of faith of a whole lot of people, Banerji illusorily assumes possessing such powers.

    Banerji kow-tows before the same system that he is complaining about

  • Another aspect of the question was: Did the consistent determinism of modern Science, the discovery of an unalterable interdependency in the intellectual, as in the physical worlds, allow scope for actions proceeding otherwise than merely illusorily from the free purpose or determination of the individual?

    Recollections Of My Childhood And Youth

  • Rousseau consoled himself with thoughts of another world that should reunite him to her and be the dawn of new happiness; like a man who should illusorily confound the last glistening of a wintry sunset seen through dark yew-branches, with the broad-beaming strength of the summer morning.


  • St. Michael was one of those dapper bird-like illusorily-active men, who seem to have been in a certain stage of middle-age for as long as human memory can recall them.

    The Unbearable Bassington

  • The latter perspective probably never extends downward illusorily to points on the earth's surface; and the former system of objects is carried continuously upward to skyey points only on relatively rare occasions, as when one mistakes clouds for mountains or the upper edge of a fog-belt on the horizon for the rim of sea and sky.

    Harvard Psychological Studies, Volume 1 Containing Sixteen Experimental Investigations from the Harvard Psychological Laboratory.

  • -- Eternal, absolutely non-changing consciousness, whose nature is pure non-differenced intelligence, free from all distinction whatever, owing to error illusorily manifests itself (vivarttate) as broken up into manifold distinctions -- knowing subjects, objects of knowledge, acts of knowledge.

    The Vedanta-Sutras with the Commentary by Ramanuja — Sacred Books of the East, Volume 48

  • The one Brahman, whose nature is eternal self-illuminedness, free from all heterogeneous elements, owing to the influence of avidyâ illusorily manifests itself

    The Vedanta-Sutras with the Commentary by Ramanuja — Sacred Books of the East, Volume 48

  • They extend a meal, as a grimace broadens the countenance, illusorily; but they help to cheat an emptiness in time, where it is nearly as offensive to our sensations as within us; and that prolonged occupation of the jaws goes a length to persuade us we are filling.

    The Amazing Marriage — Complete

  • It was all very well, when noblemen were each of them satisfied of the equity and irresistible principle of their ascendancy, when the vulgar population felt convinced that passive obedience was entailed on them from their birth, when we were in a manner but just emancipated (illusorily emancipated!) from the state of serfs and villains.

    Thoughts on Man: His Nature, Productions, and Discoveries

  • And as a consequence, the domain of the axiological finds that it overflows the dikes and dams that previously, though illusorily, hemmed it in to an ideological space where some alleged entity called the human was able to decree all value.

    Larval Subjects .


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