illusion (n.)
deception, delusion, deceit
H8 I.ii.178[Surveyor to King Henry] I told my lord the Duke, by th'devil's illusions / The monk might be deceived
Mac III.v.28[Hecat to Witches, of Macbeth] I'll ... raise such artificial sprites / As by the strength of their illusion / Shall draw him on to his confusion
MND III.ii.98[Oberon to Puck, of Helena] By some illusion see thou bring her here
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