Origin of Utopian
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Petro Poroshenko proposes a utopian solution to the problem.
“Only in retrospect did we appreciate our good fortune in being part of a utopian experiment in American journalism,” she writes.
When you were setting out to work on The Giver, what planted the seed for this dark, utopian society?A Trailblazer in YA Dystopian Fiction: An Interview With 'The Giver' Author Lois Lowry|Marianne Hayes|August 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He calls the proposal “utopian,” and that is probably generous.How to Think About Economic Inequality After Thomas Piketty|Jedediah Purdy|June 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
An economy that could help us be better than that is possible, not utopian.We Need More Class Traitors: Solving America’s Meritocracy Problem|Jedediah Purdy|April 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In short, you would disarm the country on the faith of a utopian theory.Economic Sophisms|Frederic Bastiat
It may be that some of you feel inclined to look upon them as the Utopian dreams of a student.Science and Education|Thomas H. Huxley
If it should spread itself widely, it will lose its Utopian characteristics.North America, Volume I (of 2)|Anthony Trollope
On two occasions Proudhon seemed to have the alluring opportunity of being able to realise his Utopian visions.Anarchism|E. V. Zenker
In this critical review he makes his position clear with respect not only to Proudhon but to Utopian Socialism in general.
1550s, with reference to More's fictional country; 1610s as "extravagantly ideal, impossibly visionary," from utopia + -ian. As a noun meaning "visionary idealist" it is first recorded c.1873 (earlier in this sense was utopiast, 1854).