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disillusion

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Definition disappoint by removal of false belief that something is better than it is
  • She was at first excited to be involved, but soon grew disillusioned by the hard realities of politics.
disillusioned = disappointed from losing false belief that something is better than it is
  • She loves making music, but became disillusioned with the music industry.
  • disillusioned = disappointed from losing false belief that something is better than it is
  • Orwell wrote Animal Farm out of disillusionment with the communist movements around the world.
  • disillusionment = disappointment from losing false belief that something is better than it is
  • With the release of the Watergate tapes in the 1970s, many Americans became disillusioned with government.
  • disillusioned = disappointed from losing false belief that something is better than it is
  • 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
  • disillusioned = disappointed from losing false belief that something is better than it is
  • "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
  • disillusioned = disappointed from losing false belief that something is better than it is
  • Her interpretation of his words disillusioned him.
    James Joyce  --  Dubliners
  • disillusioned = disappointed by removing false belief that something is better than it is
  • Why should I disillusion them?
    Madeleine L'Engle  --  A Wrinkle in Time
  • disillusion = disappoint by removal of false belief that something is better than it is
  • Then all of a sudden she would be disillusioned and would rudely and contemptuously repulse the person she had only a few hours before been literally adoring.
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  Crime and Punishment
  • disillusioned = disappointed from losing false belief that something is better than it is
  • 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
  • disillusioned = disappointed by removal of false belief that something is better than it is
  • The ragged man went away, completely disillusioned.
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  Crime and Punishment
  • disillusioned = disappointed from losing false belief that something is better than it is
  • But however indubitable that conclusion and the officer's conviction based upon it, Pierre felt it necessary to disillusion him.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • disillusion = disappoint by removing false belief that something is better than it is
  • But I must disillusion you a little.
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  Crime and Punishment
  • disillusion = disappoint by removing false belief that something is better than it is
  • He was beginning to feel somewhat disillusioned.
    James Joyce  --  Dubliners
  • disillusioned = disappointed from losing false belief that something is better than it is
  • 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
  • disillusioned = disappointed from losing false belief that something is better than it is
  • 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
  • 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
  • He may vary from the disillusioned critic like old Thornton Hancock, all the way to Trotsky.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  This Side of Paradise
  • They were as perfectly apart in feeling as two disillusioned lovers had ever been; but they had never yet separated in act.
    Henry James  --  The Portrait of a Lady - Volumes 1 & 2
  • And she gave, in her simple sharpness, an almost droll disillusioned nod.
    Henry James  --  The Turn of the Screw

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