Calhoun's idea, though advocated by him with consummate skill, was shown to be wholly chimerical.
"History of the United States, Volume 3 (of 6)" by E. Benjamin Andrews
A small one connected Baltimore and Washington, but long distance was considered chimerical.
"A Little Girl in Old New York" by Amanda Millie Douglas
The attempt was obviously chimerical if we are to take it seriously.
"The English Utilitarians, Volume I." by Leslie Stephen
Faces of chimerical animals from whose mouths fell, instead of a tongue, a long red tuft, adorned the crossbars of the throne.
"The Works of Theophile Gautier, Volume 5" by Theophile Gautier
Who was this chimerical painter?
"Holland, v. 1 (of 2)" by Edmondo de Amicis
The man who had said this would have been regarded as the most chimerical mortal on earth.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 58, Number 358, August 1845" by Various
Carver was chimerical, he was at least courageous in his persistence.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 20, No. 122, December, 1867" by Various
The idea of restoring Latin to its old position of universal language is chimerical.
"Introduction to the Study of History" by Charles V. Langlois
Yet, as he waited to hear her come out again, a hope that he knew to be chimerical rose in him.
"Tante" by Anne Douglas Sedgwick
You will say this is chimerical.
"A Modern Symposium" by G. Lowes Dickinson
He ought not to become too positive, nor yet should he be chimerical.
"Émile" by Jean Jacques Rousseau
The idea originally entertained of turning part of the Vailima estate into a profitable plantation turned out chimerical.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 25 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
If a prediction be raised on facts which our own prejudices induce us to infer will exist, it must be chimerical.
"Curiosities of Literature, Vol. 3 (of 3)" by Isaac Disraeli
It was as much as he could do not to laugh outright at the chimerical idea.
"Brooke's Daughter" by Adeline Sergeant
A false religion must necessarily bestow upon those who practise it only a false, chimerical, and transient utility.
"Letters to Eugenia" by Baron d'Holbach
By a late abuse the sleeves of the rochet were, from motives of convenience, sometimes attached to the chimere.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 2" by Various
Again, it is asked: What would a soul be that should have none but chimerical ideas?
"A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 9 (of 10)" by François-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire)
And the harmony we ask for as condition precedent, is not chimerical, but already exists.
"History of American Socialisms" by John Humphrey Noyes
The disorder of the War Office rendered all resistance chimerical.
"History of the Commune of 1871" by P. Lissagary
Why should you draw a hard-and-fast line, sacrifice Belle's happiness to a chimerical idea of manly virtue?
"Mount Royal, Volume 1 of 3" by Mary Elizabeth Braddon