Definition of be under the illusion that in English:

be under the illusion that

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  • Believe mistakenly that:

    ‘the world is under the illusion that the original painting still hangs in the Winter Palace’
    • ‘The Popular Unity's supporters were under the illusion that once in power it would fulfil the promise of profound political and socio-economic change.’
    • ‘Progressives have been under the illusion that if only people understood the facts, we'd be fine.’
    • ‘Postulating that state leads you to surmise that because this disavowal operation swings into place, the spectator must be under the illusion that what she sees at a fiction film is the real thing.’
    • ‘Many farmers were under the illusion that an accident can not and will not happen on their farm.’
    • ‘If this woman is under the illusion that telling truth to power comes without costs, she doesn't deserve to represent any one.’
    • ‘I was under the illusion that things were getting better.’
    • ‘But nobody, including the minister, was under the illusion that this was anything other than pathetic.’
    • ‘We were under the illusion that you could open the floodgates just as much as we wanted and no more.’
    • ‘‘No one should be under the illusion that because a plan exists in one form today that it will be that way forever,’ he said.’
    • ‘None of the audiences that came to John Bentley's School Hall for the four nights last week were under the illusion that the show was anything but amateur.’