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Death of a Salesman
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mercurial -- as in: mercurial twists of temperament
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Death of a Salesman
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  • she admires him, as though his mercurial nature, his temper, his massive dreams and little cruelties, served her only as sharp reminders of the turbulent longings within him, longings which she shares but lacks the temperament to utter and follow to their end.

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  • Nobody knows her mercurial moods better than Mary.
  • those whom I, with my mercurial temperament, had hurt or offended
    Anne Frank  --  The Diary of a Young Girl

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