Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A confused fantastic ‘dream’ or mental illusion produced by smoking opium; hence, figuratively, any fantastic or illusory notion.
“Even more tragic is that The Call, a wing of the New Apostolic Reformation aka Seven Mountains Movement has tremendous ambition but will always be numerically too small to fulfill its pipe-dream of earthly dominion.”
“It might be a pipe-dream but I don't think it's unreasonable so I ain't giving up hope yet. posted by Hal Duncan | 8: 32 PM”
“Maybe I would have adopted some other pipe-dream — I hear there's money in acting.”
“It feels like a pipe-dream too, but I'm a realist and a bit of a cynic, so it comes with the territory.”
“For Ferdinand, booed incessantly and mystifyingly by sections of the Chelsea support at Stamford Bridge on Sunday, the scenario is even more stark – so much so that, even if he excels for Manchester United from now until May, the prospect of competing at the finals in Ukraine and Poland must increasingly feel like a pipe-dream.”
“He insisted that I had read about it somewhere, and, though I had forgotten the reading, the stuff of the reading was nevertheless in the content of my mind, ripe to be brought out in any pipe-dream.”
“Is it just me, or does the thought of another Ghostbusters film seem like a pipe-dream, even after green-lights and confirmations from studios and actors?”
“With this "pipe-dream" in hand, we began seeing "gay wedding planning services" pop-up everywhere.”
“Millionaire-dom through Danish tarp sales proved to be a pipe-dream, but research by Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek suggests the painter visited a South Pacific art exhibit at the National Museum of Denmark, perhaps already fantasizing about sunnier settings.”
“Reza Aslan explains what an impossible pipe-dream the jihadist's goals are here.”
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