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idealism
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idealism
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Arrowsmith
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  • He's got a bunch of nephews and so on in the German army, and the patriots like Big Foot Pearl will give an exhibit of idealism by persecuting him.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Gottlieb was worried: "I knew Tubbs was up to something idealistic and nasty when he came purring to me, but I did not t'ink he would try to turn you into a megaphone all so soon in one day! I will gird up my loins and go oud to battle with the forces of publicity!" He was defeated.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • He told Clif that he was going to write a book exposing idealism, but what he meant was that he was going to do something clever about his dual engagement.  (not reviewed by editor)

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as in: philosophical idealism
as in: youthful idealism
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