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disillusion


disillusioned by the hard realities of politics
  remove a false belief that made one happy
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  • disillusioned by the hard realities of politics
  • I went into the business for the money, and the art grew out of it. If people are disillusioned by that remark, I can’t help it. It’s the truth.
    Charlie Chaplin
  • I had always conceived a burial at sea to be a very solemn and awe- inspiring event, but I was quickly disillusioned, by this burial at any rate.
    Jack London  --  The Sea Wolf
  • We were disillusioned and disappointed.
    Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala

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  • Coming from a small college in Pennsylvania, I felt very fortunate to have been admitted, but by the end of my first year I’d grown disillusioned.
    Bryan Stevenson  --  Just Mercy
  • I’m not sure if I’ve ever appreciated fully the moral or deeper meanings of the story, which it no doubt has, but nevertheless it makes me think of many notions, the first being that the man has begun, whether knowing it or not, a sort of quest or journey, and ultimately finds himself, if in spiritual disillusion.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  A Gesture Life
  • Why should I disillusion them?
    Madeleine L’Engle  --  A Wrinkle in Time
  • At the same time, Mao himself had become disillusioned with some of the revolution’s failures in transforming the nation.
    Ji-Li Jiang  --  Red Scarf Girl
  • Or just disillusioned.
    Katja Millay  --  The Sea of Tranquility
  • And it leads to very disillusioned lives.
    Mitch Albom  --  Tuesdays with Morrie

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  • I followed Narciso mechanically, weak and disillusioned I tramped after him into the dark twilight of the storm.
    Rudolfo Anaya  --  Bless Me, Ultima
  • "Who wants a Winter Carnival?" he said in the disillusioned way he had lately developed when I brought it up.
    John Knowles  --  A Separate Peace
  • When Pete gave the signal, Louie would stretch out his long legs and his opponents would scatter and drop away, in the words of a reporter, "sadly disheartened and disillusioned."
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • CYRANO: Roxane shall never have a disillusion!
    Edmond Rostand  --  Cyrano de Bergerac
  • In Boston not long ago, a disillusioned young investment banker had signed over his entire life savings to Opus Dei before attempting suicide.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • He was beginning to feel somewhat disillusioned.
    James Joyce  --  Dubliners
  • I have been disillusioned so often…… I’d like to tell you just one story.
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • But in spite of that she seemed to be disillusioned about everything and told everyone that she did not believe either in friendship or in love, or any of the joys of life, and expected peace only "yonder."
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • A tsunami of bearded rebellion crashed down upon the poor king and carried him off, flailing helplessly, and spat him out on the shores of India, then Italy, and at last Switzerland, where he crawled from the muck and died a disillusioned old man in exile.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  And The Mountains Echoed
  • If you still want to…, Now she turned to him, her hands lacy with suds, her pretty face pale and disillusioned.
    Stephen King  --  The Shining
  • Above a spacious fireplace an oil portrait of the Founder looked down at me remotely, benign, sad, and in that hot instant, profoundly disillusioned.
    Ralph Ellison  --  Invisible Man
  • But I must disillusion you a little.
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  Crime and Punishment
  • If word spreads that Eragon Shadeslayer is Morzan’s son, the men will grow disillusioned and few people will want to join us.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • Captain Black was deeply disillusioned by this treacherous stab in the back from someone in high place upon whom he had relied so confidently for support.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • Both originated in envy, thrived in insecurity, and ended in disillusion.
    Toni Morrison  --  The Bluest Eye
  • Before the evening was half over, Jo felt so completely disillusioned, that she sat down in a corner to recover herself.
    Louisa May Alcott  --  Little Women
  • I am disillusioned.
    Ernest Hemingway  --  For Whom the Bell Tolls
  • If he failed in that competition—and he knew he was to fail—Francon would be shocked and disillusioned; then if Heyer died, as he could die at any moment, Francon would hesitate—in the bitter aftermath of a public humiliation—to accept Keating as his partner; if Francon hesitated, the game was lost.
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
  • I believed her young, ardent, reckless, disillusioned, under sentence, feverish, avid of pleasure.
    Willa Cather  --  My Antonia
  • He said it would quickly prove to us that we can’t measure up—disillusion us by showing us that we are, in fact, inferior.
    John Howard Griffin  --  Black Like Me
  • He had read all the literature of antiquity and forgotten all about it except a general aroma of charm and disillusion.
    Thornton Wilder  --  The Bridge of San Luis Rey
  • There was no electricity to light their shacks, and at dusk each evening, lonely, confused, and disillusioned, they gathered in an open area near the Yokogawa railroad station to deal in the black markets and console each other.
    John Hersey  --  Hiroshima
  • No disillusion as to the world in which she had grown up could cure his illusion as to her desirability.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  Winter Dreams
  • ’Are you so disillusioned?’ queried Bazarov.
    Ivan Turgenev  --  Fathers and Sons
  • And she gave, in her simple sharpness, an almost droll disillusioned nod.
    Henry James  --  The Turn of the Screw
  • Levin had not the heart to disillusion him of the notion that there could be something delightful apart from her, and so said nothing.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  Anna Karenina
  • This form of disillusion is called ’romantic irony.’
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie’s World
  • The hatefulness of a hated person is "real"—in hatred you see men as they are, you are disillusioned; but the loveliness of a loved person is merely a subjective haze concealing a "real" core of sexual appetite or economic association.
    C.S. Lewis  --  The Screwtape Letters
  • Sir Harry Otway signed the agreement, met Mr. Emerson, who was duly disillusioned.
    E.M. Forster  --  A Room With A View
  • He was remorseless, disillusioned, logical, predatory, fierce, pitiless—but his great jewel of an eye was that of a stricken deer, large, fearful, sensitive and full of griefs.
    T. H. White  --  The Once and Future King
  • If anyone had become harmless at that time it was the aging and disillusioned Colonel Aureliano Buendia, who was slowly losing all contact with the reality of the nation.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  One Hundred Years of Solitude
  • But after what happened to her, I’m pretty disillusioned about staying at the university.
    Julia Alvarez  --  In the Time of the Butterflies
  • Perhaps he !*aw the doubt or the disillusion in Miro’s eyes.
    Robert Cormier  --  After the First Death
  • Though often disillusioned, she was still waiting for that halcyon day when she would be led forth among dreams become real.
    Theodore Dreiser  --  Sister Carrie
  • To which Don Quixote returned, "Do me the favour, senora, to let a lute be placed in my chamber to-night; and I will comfort this poor maiden to the best of my power; for in the early stages of love a prompt disillusion is an approved remedy;" and with this he retired, so as not to be remarked by any who might see him there.
    Miguel de Cervantes  --  Don Quixote
  • The crying took on a bitter and disillusioned tone.
    Don DeLillo  --  White Noise
  • And in case of an injury but suspected, its secretiveness voluntarily cuts it off from enlightenment or disillusion; and, not unreluctantly, action is taken upon surmise as upon certainty.
    Herman Melville  --  Billy Budd
  • When Charles came to the Bertaux for the first time, she thought herself quite disillusioned, with nothing more to learn, and nothing more to feel.
    Gustave Flaubert  --  Madame Bovary
  • They were hungry and thirsty; exhausted and disillusioned.
    James Vance Marshall  --  Walkabout
  • They suffered from the usual disillusion that attends warfare.
    E.M. Forster  --  A Passage to India
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