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delude
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Wuthering Heights
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  • I’ll teach thee to impose on a good-hearted, deluded father.
  • One was about forty: a period of mental vigour at which men seldom cherish the delusion of being married for love by girls: that dream is reserved for the solace of our declining years.
  • ’She abandoned them under a delusion,’ he answered; ’picturing in me a hero of romance, and expecting unlimited indulgences from my chivalrous devotion.
  • The delusion did not last long.
  • Catherine we would fain have deluded yet; but her own quick spirit refused to delude her: it divined in secret, and brooded on the dreadful probability, gradually ripening into certainty.
  • Catherine we would fain have deluded yet; but her own quick spirit refused to delude her: it divined in secret, and brooded on the dreadful probability, gradually ripening into certainty.

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  • She is a sincere but deluded idealist.
  • delusions of grandeur

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