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Great Expectations
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  • He pretended that his Christian name was Dolge,—a clear Impossibility,—but he was a fellow of that obstinate disposition that I believe him to have been the prey of no delusion in this particular, but wilfully to have imposed that name upon the village as an affront to its understanding.
  • I know them to have been as honestly under my delusion as I myself.
  • And the oncommonest workman can’t show himself oncommon in a gridiron,— for a gridiron IS a gridiron," said Joe, steadfastly impressing it upon me, as if he were endeavouring to rouse me from a fixed delusion, "and you may haim at what you like, but a gridiron it will come out, either by your leave or again your leave, and you can’t help yourself—"

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

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