Noun(1) (Greek mythology(2) a grotesque product of the imagination
(1) The key problem for both scholars is the illusion, a chimera , that the Bible has what could be realistically described as a middle, or even a central theme.(2) Definitive truth is a chimera that does not belong to science after all.(3) the sheeplike goat chimera(4) Professionals invariably dominate such bodies, making consensus a chimera .(5) As all three books make abundantly clear, nobody nowadays believes in that old chimera , ├ö├ç├┐objective├ö├ç├û or ├ö├ç├┐scientific├ö├ç├û history.(6) Therefore, this gene is a chimera consisting of the first exon of CG11779 and the second and third exons of Adh.(7) Unfortunately, many critics of the Times are conflating this notion of journalistic execution with the chimera of total journalistic objectivity.(8) Perhaps, to paraphrase Iver Neumann, it is neither digitality nor diaspora but our uses of them - much like our uses of the other - that offer a chimera of hope.(9) They typically demand some bizarre chimera : a part goat, part rooster sort of monster appropriate to a medieval bestiary or science fiction.(10) She knew that a chimera was a person or animal fused with other creatures.(11) If we were to engineer a genuine goat/snake/lion chimera (complete with firebreathing ability) would it be in pain, or unhappy?(12) Likewise one may call the price index a ├ö├ç├┐statistical illusion├ö├ç├û based on the chimera of a fixed basket of products as the unit of measurement.(13) Achieving a bipartisan consensus on pensions is not an unachievable chimera .(14) As Colin Gunton observes, ├ö├ç├┐The biblical message, in the sense of a finally adequate or even provisionally complete account of biblical teaching, is a chimera .├ö├ç├û(15) the economic sovereignty you claim to defend is a chimera(16) Moreover, academic freedom is an Enlightenment chimera and autonomy is a secular principle, not a Christian virtue.
1. illusion ::
2. fantasy ::
3. delusion ::
4. dream ::
5. daydream ::
6. pipe dream ::
8. castle in the air ::
kasteel in die lug
9. mirage ::
Different Formschimera, chimeras
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