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  • s  inappropriate to reality or facts
    delusive faith in a wonder drug
    delusive expectations

  • The just biographer must be proof against the delusive magic of medieval names and picaresque histories.
  • Those displays of aberrant behavior that most psychiatrists, even the existentialists, label "delusive," "schizoid" or "paranoid," are, he says, symptomatic of a far more .
  • The Democrats said that the Republicans had "practised deception" upon the farmer for more than 50 years "through false and delusive promises" and an unbalanced tariff.
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  • Paul Lewis: Confronting Schubert's Nightmare
    See the English pianist play a movement from one of Schubert's final sonatas, written when the specter of death was never far away. Lewis describes the music in terms of a haunting, delusive dream: "And you wake up from it, but then you realize that, actually, the nightmare is reality."
    Nov. 7, 2013 - NPR

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