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  • n. a man who is a daydreamer and therefore inactive


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  • John-a-dreams, in spite of his strong 'motive and the cue for passion,' mistrusts them and is afraid of being guided by them.

    Shakspere and Montaigne

  • What I saw was Hecuba to me -- gave me the motive and the cue for passion, transformed me from the dull and muddy-mettled little John-a-dreams I had been into a small, blind Fury.

    Paul Kelver, a Novel


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