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Air-built  adj.  Erected in the air; having no solid foundation; chimerical; as, an air-built castle.

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"Air-built" Quotes from Famous Books

... know, From knowledge of our own great Governor, Who stands supreme of kings on earth below. His morning thoughts his nights in actions show; His less achievements when designed are done While others squander years in counsels slow; Not rarely when the mighty seeds are sown, Are all their air-built hopes by ...
— Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern, Vol. 7 • Various

... These air-built hopes and projects may in some sort account for the readiness with which Dee admitted the stranger after hearing his message. It seemed to be the very echo of his own thoughts, floating on their dark current, which it quickened by some ...
— Traditions of Lancashire, Volume 1 (of 2) • John Roby

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