Origin of Walter Mitty
OTHER WORDS FROM Walter MittyWalter Mittyish, adjective
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How to use Walter Mitty in a sentence
Ben Stiller is Walter Mitty, a man about to lose his job but ready to go on an adventure that reignites a sense of purpose.The best things to do in the D.C. area the week of Sept. 9-15|Fritz Hahn, Anying Guo, Chris Richards|September 9, 2021|Washington Post
For as much as Walter was a maniac, he was at the forefront of printing art.Tim Burton Talks ‘Big Eyes,’ His Taste For the Macabre, and the ‘Beetlejuice’ Sequel|Marlow Stern|December 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Like Flaubert, Tolstoy and Stendhal greatly admired Walter Scott.
He then added, unhelpfully, “All English writers are the same; Walter Scott excepted, all lack a plot.”
Earlier this year, 78-year-old Walter Williams found himself in a similar predicament.
Rep. Walter Jones, an antiwar Republican, was one of the few to give voice to the problem.The Pentagon Is Officially Clueless About the ISIS War|Tim Mak|November 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Walter Bellamy, Esquire, sitting in state, received his friend and partner with many smiles and much urbanity.
The plans and objects of Mr Walter Bellamy were best known to himself.
Sir Walter Scott smoked in his carriage, and regularly after dinner, loving both pipes and cigars.
Walter Mildmay, an English statesman, died; founder of Emanuel college.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology|Joel Munsell
Walter Fetherston was a writer of breathless mystery—but he was the essence of mystery himself.The Doctor of Pimlico|William Le Queux
Other Idioms and Phrases with Walter Mitty
A person, generally quite ordinary or ineffectual, who indulges in fantastic daydreams of personal triumphs. For example, He's a Walter Mitty about riding in a rodeo but is actually afraid of horses. This term comes from James Thurber's short story, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (1939), describing just such a character.