But if parents know that their baby is a veritable Rip Van Winkle, date night becomes less of a bank breaker.
Or by chance was he another Rip Van Winkle, doomed to find the colonists aged or dead?
Who made up the "we" in this firm of Rip Van Winkle bankers?
It was in 1859 that he reverted to the subject of Rip Van Winkle, as the right theme for his dramatic purpose.
Rip Van Winkle--the man: his characteristics, habits, family.
Jefferson found in Rip Van Winkle his fit, and has been wise enough never to leave it.
Talk about Rip Van Winkle, why, he is not in it with this fellow.
He had gone back to his former state of fuzziness, and looked more like Rip Van Winkle than ever.
(for instance) from a story of the quality of Rip Van Winkle.
On the other hand, we lose ourselves in the quiet humor of Rip Van Winkle merely for entertainment through appreciation.
"person out of touch with current conditions," 1829, from name of character in Washington Irving's "Sketch Book" (1819-20).
(1819) A story by Washington Irving. The title character goes to sleep after a game of bowling and much drinking in the mountains with a band of dwarves. He awakens twenty years later, an old man. Back home, Rip finds that all has changed: his wife is dead, his daughter is married, and the American Revolutionary War has taken place.