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[kee-hoh-tee, kwik-suh t; Spanish kee-haw-te] /kiˈhoʊ ti, ˈkwɪk sət; Spanish kiˈhɔ tɛ/
Don, Don Quixote. Unabridged
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  • And in his schooner might have sailed any Quixote of history, lucky indeed to find a Cammock for his navigator.

  • But as Mr. Gladstone was then, so he has been all his life—the very Quixote of conscience.

    The Grand Old Man Richard B. Cook
  • His face had a sort of Quixote quaintness, so had his talk, while his humour had a pleasant flavour.

    John Forster Percy Hethrington Fitzgerald
  • You seem to wonder and ask yourselves who is this modern Quixote.

  • Did faithful Sancho fall in at heel at his Quixote's bidding?

    Emmy Lou's Road to Grace George Madden Martin
  • Any gentleman, that is, any spiritual man, has it in him to be a Quixote.

    A Pessimist Robert Timsol
  • She was long-eared, in common with all her race: the same as that upon which Quixote charged the windmill.

    The Scalp Hunters Mayne Reid
  • They will laugh at him; they will say he is a Quixote; they will turn it all into fun, or think it his folly.

    The Curate in Charge Margaret Oliphant
British Dictionary definitions for Quixote


/ˈkwɪksət; Spanish kiˈxote/
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Contemporary definitions for Quixote

an enthusiastic but impractical and idealistic person; also written Quixote

Word Origin

for Don Quixote of Cervantes' novel


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