They are, across the board, quixotic characters hacking at the windmill of language.
Even after Newtown, swarms of commentators warned that Obama would be a fool to take on such a quixotic cause.
Of course, his quixotic crusade to defund Obamacare will surely fail, but it made for some good TV.
But along comes Hank Greenberg, AIG's colorful former chief, pushing them to join his quixotic lawsuit.
One of my quixotic blog battles has been against the nonsense of revenue-raising supply-side tax cuts.
As to Don Anastasio, the quixotic redemption in specie was beyond him entirely.
Wild, quixotic notions of sacrifice flooded his mood of dejection.
However, as it turned out, this quixotic act of consideration was allowed to remain a dark secret between these two.
You must be very tired, having roamed about in this quixotic fashion!
There is undoubtedly a philosophical Quixotism, but there is also a quixotic philosophy.
"extravagantly chivalrous," 1791, from Don Quixote, romantic, impractical hero of Cervantes' satirical novel "Don Quixote de la Mancha" (1605; English translation by 1620). His name literally means "thigh," also "a cuisse" (a piece of armor for the thigh), in Modern Spanish quijote, from Latin coxa "hip." Related: Quixotical; quixotically.