ignis fatuus

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A delusion, a false hope

But he was slow – painfully slow, hour after hour slow, sweating and struggling in front of his own class slow – to accept the truth about the simple statement: the truth being that it is an ignis fatuus.

A will o' the wisp

Fiery spirits or devils are such as commonly work by blazing stars, fire-drakes, or ignes fatui; which lead men often in flumina aut præcipitia, saith Bodine .

will o' the wisp, phosphorous light which hovers over the ground in marshy areas; something delusive or misleading (from Latin "foolish fire")
an illusion that misleads
a pale light sometimes seen at night over marshy ground
Fig
A phosphorescent light that appears, in the night, over marshy ground, supposed to be occasioned by the decomposition of animal or vegetable substances, or by some inflammable gas; popularly called also Will-with-the-wisp, or Will-o'-the-wisp, and Jack-with-a-lantern, or Jack-o'-lantern
A misleading influence; a decoy
{i} elf fire
ignis fatuus

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    () Modern Latin, from ignis (meaning "fire") + fatuus (meaning "foolish"). Literally "foolish fire".

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