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chimera
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Don Quixote
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  • And there was Don Quixote observing all these strange proceedings attentively without uttering a word, and attributing the whole to chimeras of knight-errantry.
  • I have never yet seen any book of chivalry that puts together a connected plot complete in all its numbers, so that the middle agrees with the beginning, and the end with the beginning and middle; on the contrary, they construct them with such a multitude of members that it seems as though they meant to produce a chimera or monster rather than a well-proportioned figure.

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  • She describes his dream as a political chimera.
  • Flaming serpents, chimaeras, and dragons rose and fell and rose again
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

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