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not sensible about practical matters

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And so it is inevitable that in his last chapter he will quixotically go to the defence of the 'strangely overlooked' Back to Methuselah.
Perhaps quixotically, Mr Davies is seeking to make the Barnett formula a major issue in his campaign.
Bin Laden, for Clinton, was 'an isolated fanatic, flailing dangerously but quixotically against the forces of global progress'.
They always get lost, search but never find, are trapped in a Daedalean labyrinth, fall into abysses, run in circles, feel quixotically bewitched by magic, fall prey to sudden changes of mood, live in a world governed by Fortune, see 'death' lurking everywhere, tread on broken glass, cry for help with nobody around to hear them, and experience laughter for no obvious reason--all heightened by the fragmentary state of the text.
Rather than seek quixotically to eliminate the rhetoric of desert, we should remember that it is a "placeholder" and be attentive to its dangers.
To be at war with character is to be quixotically at war with the popular--or public--Shakespeare.
And, finally and quixotically perhaps, there must be an institutional culture which gives to honors faculty and honors students the time and the space to work with thoughtful reflection, to teach and to learn with focus and intensity, to create an environment of contemplation at least sometimes removed from the constant turmoil of life, including academic life.
Yet, Bremner recounts how, in late 1968, Martin quixotically found himself opposed to those FOMC members who wanted to pursue a tighter policy.
Somewhat more quixotically, they were also calling upon President Oscar Berger to veto his own government's legislation.
Thus, quixotically, democratic reforms in Taiwan appear to have been spurred rather than halted by U.
2) The very structures upon which the Army is based--brigades and divisions--will be realigned, reorganized, and reconstituted into units quixotically (and temporarily) called Units of Action (UAs), Units of Maneuver, and Units of Employment.
We include it solely because Harry Dean Stanton plays an angel, so the film somewhat quixotically encourages children to befriend craggy old men in trench coats who offer to show them the ``North Pole.
Even if the future role of the Glofish in American culture is quixotically contingent, one thing is certain: as with most novel and controversial items, like Eduardo Kac's bio-art, there will be the initial surge in popularity, fueled by both opposing and supporting forces, then a gradual waning of interest as the novelty wears off.
Given the factual relativization, trivialization, and fragmentation abounding in the present modern age, the (re)affirmation of traditional Catholicism--even as a living and open traditionalism--sounds too romantic and quixotically naive in the ears of progressives.