This page will make sure you never confuse allusion and illusion again! Read the definitions, check out our example sentences, and be sure to follow the twitter feed to see how the internet is using these words in a sentence.
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A passing reference or indirect mention
Her blog made an allusion to the actor's criminal past.
A deceptive appearance or impression; an erroneous mental representation
They have the illusion that I am very wealthy
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What's the internet saying about allusion/illusion?
@MrBrownxD: I live nd die with out conclusion, not an illusion, but an allusion to omnipotence aka why im important
@banbelyn: Life is just an illusion, surrounded by allusion and confusion, you only know where you're going if you only know what you're doing.
@C_Jaxx04: “@miss_moret: The arc in my back is the ONLYTHING giving people the allusion that I got a ass” illusion*
@zim2918: An illusion is when our perception of reality is profoundly different than reality. An allusion is when reality is not involved @iantalbot
@nitsuA_sggirG: @ClaraHowell1 I think you're thinking illusion allusion is a figure of speech
@trifesoup: *allusion RT @WinkLoc: Twitter is an illusion 4 those that want 2 live vicariously thru others ..
@shredderghost: allusion to the illusion of
@MatthewAllocca1: Grammar and literature, knowing the difference between illusion and allusion.
@extraordinarySK: @houghtonsbecket I typed allusion instead of illusion my bad I had my English Lit exam today my mind is still in that zone ok
@seanldalton: @jeffreysomers Unless you're making a reference to, say, the ghost in Hamlet, which would then be an illusion allusion.
@seanldalton: @jeffreysomers I pay more attention to those who read & review for a living. They hopefully have a prayer of separating allusion/illusion.
@tumbyMe: @USATODAY It's "allusion" not "illusion". Boston Bomber story: http://t.co/ckyUYdTtGW
@AdamConklinMMA: Tsarnaev left note in boat where he was captured http://t.co/rNRLybpVoE open this ma, 'illusion' instead of 'allusion' near the bottom
@Hoolini: Can't beat the illusion created by an allusion :p
@English_Master: Confusing Words # 9 allusion: an indirect mention of something illusion: false perception
@thendofmywits: Arrested Development question...is "it's an illusion!" an allusion?
@AlmostHomophone: An allusion (n) is a reference to another work. An illusion (n) is the idea of having any control over your own work.
@TicTacBOOM36: I never know when to use Allusion or Illusion
@StrunkandWhite1: Allusion is easily confused with illusion. The first means "an indirect reference"; the second means what? #elementsofstyle #hw
@kavo_english: ALLUSION is referring to Albus Dumbledore in Harry Potter. Illusion is the magic trick he performs.