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Definition to convince someone of a false belief
  • She is a sincere but deluded idealist.
deluded = with a false belief
  • delusions of grandeur
  • as long as I was truly insane now, I might as well enjoy the delusions while they were pleasant.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  New Moon
  • delusions = false beliefs
  • If the poor soul is that delusional, he's even sicker than I thought.
    Steve Lopez  --  The Soloist
  • delusional = out of touch with reality
  • The woman is delusional.
    Simone Elkeles  --  Perfect Chemistry
  • delusional = out of touch with reality
  • The ability to delude yourself may be an important survival tool.
    Jane Wagner
  • The world is not respectable; it is mortal, tormented, confused, deluded forever; but it is shot through with beauty, with love, with glints of courage and laughter; and in these, the spirit blooms timidly, and struggles to the light amid the thorns.
    George Santayana
  • You delude me with a false assent, and then I am at the mercy of your devices.
    Eliot, George  --  Middlemarch
  • Or would she go a step further, and delude us into believing that the Moonstone was stolen?
    Collins, Wilkie  --  The Moonstone
  • Are you any less deluded?
    Rick Riordan  --  The Sea of Monsters
  • There are many deceptions and delusions in nature that serve a purpose.
    Anton Chekhov  --  Home
  • He had been forged, by that deluded old teacher, into a sort of Pasteur or Curie or patient discoverer of insulin.
    T. H. White  --  The Once and Future King
  • First the delusions start, then animal instincts begin to overpower the human ones.
    James Dashner  --  The Maze Runner
  • Do you understand now, deluded ones?
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
  • I pity this man's deluded and diseased mind.
    Richard Wright  --  Native Son
  • He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings, as something separated from the rest—a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness.
    Neal Shusterman  --  Unwind
  • I thought it at the best an amiable delusion.
    Henry James  --  The American
  • Self-deluding heroics always get in the way and screw things up.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Supremacy
  • A curious delusion—as if adding zeros could produce a sum.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  Glory Road
  • And with the end of the Holy Roman Empire, the fountainhead of Thurn and Taxis legitimacy is lost forever among the other splendid delusions.
    Thomas Pynchon  --  The Crying of Lot 49

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