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  • But in one sense, Hillary's path was far easier than Mortenson's quixotic quest.†   (source)
  • It seems quixotic today, with jet airplanes and overdoses of Nembutal, that a man would go through a war for something so insignificant as his state.†   (source)
  • At first light, December 15, Adams, his sons, Francis Dana, John Thaxter, servants, Spanish guides and muleteers, and two additional Americans who had been aboard the Sensible, set off mounted on scrawny mules and looking, as John Thaxter noted, very like a scene from Don Quixote, and quixotic the whole undertaking turned out to be.†   (source)
  • This was not a good time to be asking banks for money for what they deemed a project of quixotic dimensions.†   (source)
  • Quickly then she outlined to Sophie her scheme about Lebensborn, trying to make her see that the plan—however quixotic it might appear—was perhaps the only way of assuring Jan's deliverance from the camp.†   (source)
  • as quixotic as a restoration of medieval knighthood
  • And you and your sister were head and ears deep in some Quixotic scheme.   (source)
  • Therefore all public ends look vague and quixotic beside private ones.   (source)
  • Walsh's career to that point had been as quixotic as his view of the football offense.†   (source)
  • I realized that I had not been objective in my quixotic fight to save the clubs.†   (source)
  • But it is always hopeless and quixotic too.†   (source)
  • And you and your sister were head and ears deep in some Quixotic scheme.†   (source)
  • You must not give up all that for a quixotic life in a wilderness.†   (source)
  • The annals of this Ninth Crusade are yet to be written,—the tale of a mission that seemed to our age far more quixotic than the quest of St. Louis seemed to his.†   (source)
  • Several years later, as I was about to go overseas as a soldier, I spent my last week-end pass on a somewhat quixotic journey to Clyde, Ohio, the town upon which Winesburg was partly modeled.†   (source)
  • Well, my quixotic one, you shall tell me anything—say, as soon as we are settled in our lodging; not now.†   (source)
  • 'Very good,' replied Mr. Brownlow, smiling; 'but no doubt they will bring that about for themselves in the fulness of time, and if we step in to forestall them, it seems to me that we shall be performing a very Quixotic act, in direct opposition to our own interest—or at least to Oliver's, which is the same thing.'†   (source)
  • "Well, you are always heroic and transcendental," said Mr. Shelby, "but I think you had better think before you undertake such a piece of Quixotism."†   (source)
  • Lydgate did not stay to think that she was Quixotic: he gave himself up, for the first time in his life, to the exquisite sense of leaning entirely on a generous sympathy, without any check of proud reserve.†   (source)
  • She is ready prey to any man who knows how to play adroitly either on her affectionate ardor or her Quixotic enthusiasm; and a man stands by with that very intention in his mind—a man with no other principle than transient caprice, and who has a personal animosity towards me—I am sure of it—an animosity which is fed by the consciousness of his ingratitude, and which he has constantly vented in ridicule of which I am as well assured as if I had heard it.†   (source)
  • I felt a certain diffidence about asking, but I really wanted to know what lay behind that quixotic gesture.†   (source)
  • It was quite on a par with the quixotic idea in certain quarters that in a hundred million years the coal seam of the sister island would be played out and if, as time went on, that turned out to be how the cat jumped all he could personally say on the matter was that as a host of contingencies, equally relevant to the issue, might occur ere then it was highly advisable in the interim to try to make the most of both countries even though poles apart.†   (source)
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