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mirage in Meteorology topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishmiragemi‧rage /ˈmɪrɑːʒ $ məˈrɑːʒ/ noun [countable] 🔊 🔊 1 HEMSEEan effect caused by hot air in a desert, which makes you think that you can see objects when they are not actually there2 HOPEa dream, hope, or wish that cannot come true syn illusion 🔊 Perhaps we are just chasing a mirage.
Examples from the Corpus
mirageThe bubbles of foam trembled to mist and I sensed the house become dangerous, a mirage to my eyes.The oasis is just a mirage.It floated mockingly through his sleep and came like a mirage between his eyes and the daylight.But the opposition is not alone in seeing the appearance of new prosperity as in part a mirage.She thought at first it must be the edge of the sea, then realised it was a mirage.A mirage, a reflection of layers on air out to sea.Information at a distance overwhelms, or creates mirages.He has photo enhancements, floor plans, home movies, biographies, bibliographies, letters, rumors, mirages, dreams.an eerie no-man's land where travellers see miragesThe thought of the hotel seemed like the mirage of an oasis, something always just out of reach.