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The man who wants America to “think harder” has parlayed his quixotic presidential campaign into front-runner status in New York’s mayoral election.
THE FUTURE OF NEW YORK CITY IS IN QUESTION. COULD ANDREW YANG BE THE ANSWER? (EP. 462)STEPHEN J. DUBNERMAY 13, 2021FREAKONOMICS
With cities and states charting a declining demand for doses, some have turned to these audacious, outlandish and perhaps quixotic incentives to lure in vaccine apathetes.
BEER, BOUQUETS AND FREE ROUNDS AT A GUN RANGE: HOW LOCAL GOVERNMENTS PROMOTE VACCINESREIS THEBAULT, PAULINA FIROZIMAY 6, 2021WASHINGTON POST
This broad group of politically homeless citizens is a tribe trying to transcend tribalism—and while that may sound quixotic, that is the story of America.
EIGHT IN TEN AMERICANS ARE CONCERNED ABOUT PARTISANSHIP. HERE'S HOW 'THE UNUM TEST' CAN REUNITE AMERICAJONATHAN HAIDTAPRIL 13, 2021TIME
Though that may be true, his book proves that the quixotic search for linguistic purity can still lead us back to the rough ground of biology.
THE SURPRISINGLY ELUSIVE DEFINITION OF ‘LIFE’JACOB BROGANMARCH 26, 2021WASHINGTON POST
The pair were the only survivors of a quixotic five-person expedition to an Arctic island, with hopes of claiming the land for Canada.
THE WOMAN WHO SURVIVED TWO YEARS ALONE IN THE ARCTICFIONA ZUBLINDECEMBER 9, 2020OZY
It was Quixotic, and two hundred years ago could scarcely have escaped the pen of some French Cervantes.
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, NO. CCCXXXIX. JANUARY, 1844. VOL. LV.VARIOUS
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.
STORIES THAT WORDS TELL USELIZABETH O'NEILL
She must not let herself be swept away by any quixotic sentiment.
THE HIGHGRADERWILLIAM MACLEOD RAINE
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JULY 30, 2021
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WORDS RELATED TO QUIXOTIC

  • abstract
  • chimerical
  • dreamlike
  • extravagant
  • fanciful
  • fictitious
  • high-flown
  • hypothetical
  • imaginary
  • in the clouds
  • intellectual
  • ivory-tower
  • mental
  • mercurial
  • notional
  • out-of-reach
  • quixotic
  • theoretical
  • transcendent
  • transcendental
  • unattainable
  • unearthly
  • unreal
  • utopian
  • visionary
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