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dis i looh zhuh ning

  • v  free from enchantment
  • s  freeing from illusion or false belief

  • This week Swedish officials are pondering their own problem in democracy: how to go ahead and introduce the five-day week without disillusioning the kids.
  • In 1961, when Nancy joined Reprise Records (then owned by her father) after a disillusioning one-semester fling at college, she was strictly Carol Coed.
  • He found the experience pleasant but disillusioning: "I learned that there are commercial and sustaining shows in universities, too.

  • Alberto Contador in SI.com
    It was a situation where I felt helpless, a sad and disillusioning experience that transformed the vision of the sport, the sport that I've given the best years of my life to,Contador said. "Last year, I always practiced in a clean manner,...
  • Wesley Clark in FOXNews
    It's really been disillusioning,the 34-year-old Clark told reporters. "You go out and see the way politics really works. It is a dirty business filled with a lot of people pretending to be a lot of things they are not."
  • Shilpa Shetty in IBNLive.com
    A relieved Shetty said, "I was a little worried obviously because there is a lot of money riding on it. It (the cancellation of the IPL series) would have been really disillusioning for the cricket fans who were really waiting for this season."

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