hallucination


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Related to hallucination: auditory hallucination, visual hallucination
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Synonyms for hallucination

Synonyms for hallucination

an illusion of perceiving something that does not really exist

Synonyms for hallucination

a mistaken or unfounded opinion or idea

an object perceived during a hallucinatory episode

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And almost commonplace," he added, smiling, "compared with the hallucinations you must have suffered from on that hen-coop
In a moment the entire family was at the place, but nothing was heard, and the voice was believed to be an hallucination caused by the mother's great anxiety and her disordered nerves.
You will call it an hallucination," Hawver said, "but that does not matter.
He plodded on for half an hour, when the hallucination arose again.
I admit it is a fantastic hallucination, but I can't help it.
Tis a strange hallucination," says the man, turning to me as a more reasonable lunatic.
A sensation SEEMS to give us knowledge of a present physical object, while an image does not, except when it amounts to a hallucination, and in this case the seeming is deceptive.
He held on -- very wet, very cold, stiff in every limb; and in a momentary hallucination of swift visions (it is said that a drowning man thus reviews all his life) he beheld all sorts of memories altogether unconnected with his present situation.
This hallucination had such a solidity of aspect that the first movement of Razumov was to reach for his pocket to assure himself that the key of his rooms was there.
But as this word was a monosyllable, which, however inoffensive when applied to the quadruped it denotes, is highly reprehensible when used in connection with females of unimpeachable character, many persons were inclined to believe that the young women laboured under some hallucination caused by excessive fear; and that their ears deceived them.
I keep thinking that it may have been an hallucination.
I could not raise them; a morbid sleep, full of hallucinations, bereft me of my being.
It is singular," said the doctor; "I was not aware that Madame de Saint-Meran was subject to such hallucinations.
Perhaps the glimpse, among the anonymous spectators in the transept, of a dark coil of hair under a hat which, a moment later, revealed itself as belonging to an unknown lady with a long nose, so laughably unlike the person whose image she had evoked that he asked himself if he were becoming subject to hallucinations.
I know that I am not mad, and I am equally sure that you are not; but how in the world are we to account for the strange hallucinations that each of us seems to harbor relative to the passage of time since last we saw each other.