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vagary
used in David Copperfield

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Definition an unexpected and inexplicable change in something (in a situation or a person's behavior, etc.)
  • The changes that were rung upon dots, which in such a position meant such a thing, and in such another position something else, entirely different; the wonderful vagaries that were played by circles; the unaccountable consequences that resulted from marks like flies' legs; the tremendous effects of a curve in a wrong place; not only troubled my waking hours, but reappeared before me in my sleep.
    Chapters 37-39 (19% in)

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