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n. (plural of delusion English)

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Delusions is the second album from the British progressive metal band To-Mera . Its musical style is similar to that of their debut album Transcendental of 2006. The album was initially released in a limited edition glossy slipcase featuring the band logo...

Usage examples of delusions.

This it evidently was which had led him to trust her with his ambitions and his plans,--they might be delusions, but he could never keep them from her, and she was the one woman in the world to whom he thought he could safely give his confidence.

Matron possessed no breasts, so he knew these to be delusions, yet was sustained by them none the lessand times when he began voiding his bladder and bowels, and she held him out when he did this, so he fouled only himself.

Would the existence of such a psychiatric speciality encourage others to take fantasies or delusions of this sort seriously?

These are delusions that but wrong the soul, And keep the aching thoughts from peace and Heaven.

In time the quest was given up, and men regarded it as one of the delusions which came to an end in the sixteenth century.

History is strewn with the wreck of popular delusions, but always in place of them have come realizations more astonishing than the wildest fancies of the dreamers.

But it is not easy to name an age that has cherished more delusions than ours, or been more superstitious, or more credulous, more eager to run after quackery.

When this country had few newspapers it was ten times more the prey of false reports and delusions than it is now.

Whether there is the relation of cause and effect between the two I do not pretend to say, but universal and superficial education in this country has been accompanied with the most extraordinary delusions and the evolution of the wildest theories.

One is by observing whether the mass of minds is better trained and disciplined than formerly, less liable to delusions, better able to detect fallacies, more logical, and less likely to be led away by novelties in speculation, or by theories that are unsupported by historic evidence or that are contradicted by a knowledge of human nature.

But I know that she has been subject to delusions since she was a young girl.

There is nothing in the world like a persuasive speech to fuddle the mental apparatus and upset the convictions and debauch the emotions of an audience not practised in the tricks and delusions of oratory.

Prince, of the Old South Church, for discussing their phenomena as if they belonged to the province of natural science: Not for the sake of degrading the aspect of the noble men who founded our State, do I refer to their idle beliefs and painful delusions, but to show against what influences the common sense of the medical profession had to assert itself.

Her uncle Malachi had seemed to have a strong liking for her at one time, but of late years his delusions had gained upon him, and under their influence he seemed to regard her as an encumbrance and an extravagance.

It may be that the primal source of all those pictorial delusions will be found among the oldest Hindoo, Egyptian, and Grecian sculptures.