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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Not producing or causing illusion, deception, fallaciousness, or the like; not illusory; not deceptive.

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  • For, as to the last -- it denoted that the task of the spectacles was over; that, when a philosopher has made up his mind to marry, it is better henceforth to be short-sighted -- nay, even somewhat purblind -- than to be always scrutinizing the domestic felicity to which he is about to resign himself, through a pair of cold, unillusory barnacles.

    The International Monthly, Volume 2, No. 4, March, 1851

  • For, as to the last, it denoted that the task of the spectacles was over; that, when a philosopher has made up his mind to marry, it is better henceforth to be shortsighted -- nay, even somewhat purblind -- than to be always scrutinizing the domestic felicity, to which he is about to resign himself, through a pair of cold, unillusory barnacles.

    My Novel — Volume 03

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