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kwik so tik

  • s  not sensible about practical matters; idealistic and unrealistic
    as quixotic as a restoration of medieval knighthood

  • His method in getting the country to a cleaner and greener path appeared to be quixotic till the results showed that his idea was workable and practical.
  • Now, as chairman of the prestigious committee, Helms will be in a position to make his strongly conservative -- and sometimes highly quixotic -- foreign policy views matter.
  • That was no surprise to his contemporaries, who saw his quest as a quixotic indulgence.

  • Paul Keating in Sydney Morning Herald
    Paul Keating says he'll always remember Button's "penchant for devilment, for the zany and the unpredictable" and "the fun in being around such a quixotic character".
  • Antonin Scalia in AMERICAblog (blog)
    The court today continues its quixotic quest to right all wrongs and repair all imperfections through the Constitution,Justice Scalia wrote. "Should judges sometimes recuse themselves even when the clear commands of our prior due process...
  • Roger Ebert in guardian.co.uk
    Quentin Tarantino's Inglourious Basterds is a big, bold, audacious war movie that will annoy some, startle others and demonstrate once again that he's the real thing, a director of quixotic delights,writes Roger Ebert in the Chicago...

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