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The pair were the only survivors of a quixotic five-person expedition to an Arctic island, with hopes of claiming the land for Canada.
It was Quixotic, and two hundred years ago could scarcely have escaped the pen of some French Cervantes.
Success to you, but don't for a moment think of carrying out that quixotic plan you first mentioned.
THE CROMPTONSMARY J. HOLMES
The quixotic are rarely successful, and success is the measure by which everything is judged to-day.
SPANISH LIFE IN TOWN AND COUNTRYL. HIGGIN AND EUGNE E. STREET
Don Quixote was always doing generous but rather foolish things, and the adjective quixotic now describes this sort of action.
She must not let herself be swept away by any quixotic sentiment.
THE HIGHGRADERWILLIAM MACLEOD RAINE
It may have been foolish, quixotic; but he resolved to continue as he had begun.
THE GIRL AND THE BILLBANNISTER MERWIN
How well she—Crystal—knew what had been the motive of that quixotic action.
THE BRONZE EAGLEEMMUSKA ORCZY, BARONESS ORCZY
When he had described a certain line of conduct as Quixotic he had been very much in earnest.
THE PRIME MINISTERANTHONY TROLLOPE
He had intended to use a very strong word when he told his friend that his proposed conduct would be Quixotic.
THE PRIME MINISTERANTHONY TROLLOPE

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