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"What is the use of moving, when one can travel on a chair so magnificently? [...] An overwhelming aversion for the trip, an imperious need of remaining tranquil, seized him with a more and more obvious and stubborn strength." --Des Esseintes in Against the Grain

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Armchair can also be used as a pejorative modifier to refer to a person who experiences something vicariously rather than first-hand, or to a casual critic who lacks practical experience, in phrases such as armchair revolutionary, armchair general, armchair quarterback, armchair traveler and so on.

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