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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
noun: Absurdly chivalrous, idealistic, or impractical ideas or behavior.
After Don Quixote, hero of the eponymous novel by Miguel de Cervantes (1547-1616). Earliest documented use: 1703. Also see quixotic and quixote.
“Neither British nor German hesitated at any time to violate the neutrality of Turkish territorial waters, but by the strange quixotry of a tacit gentlemen’s agreement, hostilities between passing vessels and planes were almost unknown.”
Alistair MacLean & Sam LLewellyn; The Complete Navarone; HarperCollins; 2008.
A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:May my silences become more accurate. -Theodore Roethke, poet (25 May 1908-1963)