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  • Miss Ophelia and the physician alone felt no encouragement from this illusive truce.†   (source)
  • Here were great oaks and splendid evergreens with trunks like mossy pillars, from the branches of which hung garlands of ivy and mistletoe, and persimmon trees, the odour of which pervaded every nook and corner of the wood—an illusive, fragrant something that made the heart glad.†   (source)
  • Like a shy, illusive creature, unused to men, she was troubled by questions, fearful of the sound of her own voice.†   (source)
  • Earlier in the day he had dismissed an inexplicable feeling of change; but now, when there was no longer demand on his cunning and strength and he had time to think, he could not catch the illusive thing that had sadly perplexed as well as elevated his spirit.†   (source)
  • He shouted Christine's name, brandished his pistol, knocked his forehead against the glass in his endeavors to run down the glades of the illusive forest.†   (source)
  • She had power to sit up, hold the reins, guide the horses toward that futile illusive landmark days away on the horizon, but she could not control her mind.†   (source)
  • The haunting sweetness of her lips and eyes, that earlier had been illusive, a promise, had become a living fact.†   (source)
  • The wandering roll of prairie-land mocked her with its shining gray distances, its illusive endlessness, its veils of heat.†   (source)
  • As I had not the same desperate reasons as M. le Vicomte for accepting death, I returned, after giving him a word of encouragement, to my panel, but I had made the mistake of taking a few steps while speaking and, in the tangle of the illusive forest, I was no longer able to find my panel for certain!†   (source)
  • It still stood in sharp relief, no nearer than before, receding with every step, an illusive landmark, which Hare began to distrust.†   (source)
  • The recalling of these two feelings was to Venters like getting glimpses into a self that was gone; and the wonder of them—perhaps the change which was too illusive for him—was the fact that a strange irritation accompanied the memory and a desire to dismiss it from mind.†   (source)
  • Just as she had seemed to change, so had the aspects of the canyon undergone some illusive transformation.†   (source)
  • Moonlight, in a familiar room, falling so white upon the carpet, and showing all its figures so distinctly—making every object so minutely visible, yet so unlike a morning or noontide visibility—is a medium the most suitable for a romance-writer to get acquainted with his illusive guests.†   (source)
  • He was for some time without reflection or thought for the divine charm which is in the things of nature, specially after a fantastic dream; then gradually this view of the outer world, so calm, so pure, so grand, reminded him of the illusiveness of his vision, and once more awakened memory.†   (source)
  • Some who have lain flat on the ice for a long time, looking down through the illusive medium, perchance with watery eyes into the bargain, and driven to hasty conclusions by the fear of catching cold in their breasts, have seen vast holes "into which a load of hay might be driven," if there were anybody to drive it, the undoubted source of the Styx and entrance to the Infernal Regions from these parts.†   (source)
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