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  • noununrealistic hope
  • verbfantasize

synonyms for pipe dream

  • daydream
  • wishful thinking
  • air castle
  • airy hope
  • castle in the air
  • castle in the sky
  • chimera
  • false hope
  • fantastic notion
  • fantasy
  • fool's paradise
  • golden dream
  • pie in the sky
  • unreal hope
  • daydream
  • fantasize
  • imagine
  • muse
  • speculate
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    How to use pipe dream in a sentence

    Aristide washed and powdered Jean himself, the landlord lounging by, pipe in mouth, administering suggestions.
    THE JOYOUS ADVENTURES OF ARISTIDE PUJOLWILLIAM J. LOCKE
    Drone: the largest tube of a bag-pipe, giving forth a dull heavy tone.
    GULLIVER'S TRAVELSJONATHAN SWIFT
    The pipe has a modern look and is altogether unlike those found by the English in use among the Indians in Virginia.
    TOBACCO; ITS HISTORY, VARIETIES, CULTURE, MANUFACTURE AND COMMERCEE. R. BILLINGS.
    She would never forget it; but realizing its gravity, she decided thereupon never to tell it—the dream—to anybody.
    THE HOMESTEADEROSCAR MICHEAUX
    Little did Tressan dream to what a cask of gunpowder he was applying the match of his smug pertness.
    ST. MARTIN'S SUMMERRAFAEL SABATINI
    She was in a dream of oily odours and monstrous iron constructions, dominated by the grand foreman: and Edwin was in the dream.
    HILDA LESSWAYSARNOLD BENNETT
    As the devil never wanted insinuators, I shall observe, that I learned a way how to make a man dream of what I pleased.
    THE LIFE AND MOST SURPRISING ADVENTURES OF ROBINSON CRUSOE, OF YORK, MARINER (1801)DANIEL DEFOE
    Alice Arden, you little dream of the man and the route by which, possibly, deliverance is speeding to you.
    CHECKMATEJOSEPH SHERIDAN LE FANU
    The menace of a thunder-cloud approached as in his childhood's dream; disaster lurked behind the quiet outer show.
    THE WAVEALGERNON BLACKWOOD
    The latter gentleman was wondering whether he had fallen into a dream that he should wake up from in the morning.
    ELSTER'S FOLLYMRS. HENRY WOOD
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    WORDS RELATED TO PIPE DREAM

    • addle
    • amaze
    • bewilder
    • daydream
    • daze
    • gather wool
    • moon
    • muddle
    • overwhelm
    • paralyze
    • perplex
    • pipe dream
    • puzzle
    • stun
    • stupefy
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