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  • adj. Alternative form of lusorious.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Used in play or in sports or games; playful: as, lusory methods of instructing children.


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  • The sixth and fifth centuries BC saw an unparalleled display of such visions by poets, prophets, and thinkers such as Confucius, Buddha, Zoroaster, Lao-Tse, and Socrates, often challenging ordinary perceptions as il lusory and describing other, distinctive, paths to true happiness.

    'Exploring Happiness: From Aristotle to Brain Science'

  • Re game-intent, I think the point per Suits is that the lusory attitude of the gamer requires a certain respect for a separate and unconventional set of game rules that diverge from those that structure conventional behaviors.

    What do we mean by ‘computer game’?

  • Serviceability for these lusory institutions requires sedulous training or breeding.

    The theory of the leisure class; an economic study of institutions

  • Perhaps it is Homer, in his battle of the _Frogs and Mice_, and Virgil in the poem on a _Gnat_, attributed to him, who have given birth to these lusory poems.

    Curiosities of Literature, Vol. 1 (of 3)

  • To prevent quarrels Canaan was divided by lot; and, if lusory lots had not profaned this way of appeal to Providence, perhaps it might be very well used now for the deciding of many controversies, both to the honour of God and the satisfaction of the parties, provided it were done with prayer and due solemnity, this and some other scriptures seeming to direct to it, especially Acts i.

    Commentary on the Whole Bible Volume III (Job to Song of Solomon)


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  • Remember the fun that it used to be

    Reciting beloved Mother Goosery?

    Those memorable rhymes

    Limned foibles and crimes,

    So making mind shaping more lusory.

    August 6, 2017