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- adv. In a quixotic manner.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adv. In a quixotic way.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- After the manner of Don Quixote; in an absurdly romantic manner.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adv. in a quixotic manner
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After all, this is the same president that "quixotically" displayed his "shocking ignorance of the strategic rationale driving countries toward creating or expanding their nuclear arsenals by saying that a further U.S.
Obama critics from the left are not quixotically tilting at political reality.
I'll make this relatively quick, because to be honest much of what I'm about to say isn't something that hasn't been said before by both myself and a lot of other people pathetic enough to spend most of their time quixotically fixating on the media.
To ensure this the dinosaurs, those who did not have the basic framework to understand the recent events or have not adapted to the new reality and are still quixotically searching for Israeli sharks and vultures in every Middle Eastern event, must be challenged.
While visiting L'Aquila, Italy after the major earthquake in spring 2009, Pope Benedict quixotically removed the pallium from around his shoulders and laid it on Celestine V's tomb.
Alongside a potentially "dangerous," but ultimately tender, prescient alien, Walbrook, and the quintessence of what it meant to be British, Livesey, Kerr's performances complete a masterwork of paradox -- quixotically anti-war, yet wildly patriotic.
"Those who stay in rural Iowa are often the elderly waiting to die, those too timid or lacking in educated to peer around the bend for better opportunities, an assortment of waste-toids and meth addicts with pale skin and rotted teeth, or those who quixotically believe, like Little Orphan Annie, that 'The sun'll come out tomorrow,'" Bloom writes in one of many descriptions in his attempt to explain "what Iowa is."
But the Obama Administration -- like its predecessor -- refuses to make the shift from working quixotically to stop the unstoppable to negotiating rigorous verification measures for Iran's enrichment facilities to ensure they are not producing weapons-grade fissile material.
Marcus Wareing, who now runs his own restaurant at the other side of this very hotel, once testified that he was a quixotically terrible boss; another anecdote involves Koffmann telling all his staff to clean the floor bang smack in the middle of service.
The US is conducting its war on terror with about as much logic as it's applied to the war on drugs, now in its 42nd year: quixotically attempting to halt the effects rather than intelligently addressing the causes.
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