Biot - who loved and admired him as a son - publicly announced that his enterprise was chimerical and the problem insoluble; Dumas evidently thought so too, for he advised Pasteur not to spend more of his time on such a subject.
In his Autobiography he admits that the attempt to form a Radical party in parliament at that time was chimerical.
No sooner king, Francis, in alliance with Venice, renewed the chimerical attempts to conquer Milan and Naples; ~7~3 1.
Bochart was a man of profound erudition; he possessed a thorough knowledge of the principal Oriental languages, including Hebrew, Syriac, Chaldaic and Arabic; and at an advanced age he wished to learn Ethiopic. He was so absorbed in his favourite study, that he saw Phoenician and nothing but Phoenician in everything, even in Celtic words, and hence the number of chimerical etymologies which swarm in his works.
Ideas of world revolution appear profoundly chimerical to virtually everyone in the Soviet Union today.