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icarianPart of speech: Adjective Usage examples "icarian":
- On the ninth day of our march from the shores of the Tanganika we again perceived our " Magdala Mount," rising like a dark cloud to the north- east, by which I knew that we were approaching Imrera, and that our Icarian attempt to cross the uninhabited jungle of Ukawendi would soon be crowned with success. - "How I Found Livingstone", Sir Henry M. Stanley.
- He puts forward with almost repulsive abruptness the paradoxes which the Christian must believe: he declares it an Icarian flight to wish to penetrate these secrets: but so much stronger is the impulse he seeks to give the human mind in the direction of enquiry into natural objects. - "A History of England Principally in the Seventeenth Century, Volume I (of 6)", Leopold von Ranke.
- Your Icarian flight melts into a grovelling existence, scarcely superior to that of a sponge or a coral, or redeemed only from utter insensibility by your frank detestation of your rival. - "Coningsby", Benjamin Disraeli.