Looking-glass, n. A vitreous plane upon which to display a fleeting show for man’s disillusion given.
Predilection, n. The preparatory stage of disillusion.
I feel disillusioned. Do you have any good new illusions?
No one is so completely disenchanted with the world, or knows it so thoroughly, or is so utterly disgusted with it, that when it begins to smile upon him he does not become partially reconciled to it.
Experience proves that none is so cruel as the disillusioned sentimentalist.