chimeral

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj chimeral being or relating to or like a chimera "his Utopia is not as chimeric commonwealth but a practical improvement on what already exists"- Douglas Bush"
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Quotations

  • James Thomson
    James Thomson
    “That which makes people dissatisfied with their condition, is the chimerical idea they form of the happiness of others.”

Usage

In literature:

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
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In poetry:

Let life grow richer by its cost to me,
Till hope, too strong for dream of weak despair,
Seize each momentous goal;
No monster of chimeric mystery,
Or fabled horror with its deathful stare,
Palsy my dauntless soul.
"Usury" by Albert Durrant Watson

In news:

Fears of ' Creeping Sharia' This chimerical battle in the culture war poses real dangers.
R&B singer-songwriter and music executive Ne-Yo, born Shaffer Chimere Smith, in New York on Oct 12, 2012.
Scientists report on the development of engineered silkworms that express a synthetic spider silk protein and stably produce chimeric silk fibers that are stronger than parental silkworm silk fibers and as tough as spider dragline silk.
Meet Roku, Hex , and Chimero, the World's First Chimeric Rhesus Monkeys.
Give a Santa Cruzan a reason to don a costume and he or she will not disappoint—the chimerical and freakish are celebrated on the streets of downtown each Halloween in all their outlandish splendor.
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In science:

Goodness of fit tests for “chimeric” alternatives.
Goodness-of-fit tests via phi-divergences
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