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capricious
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  • she grew yearly more capricious and impatient;
  • They should have gone to benefit him, not me, in whom P—— interested himself by a mere caprice, instead of doing his duty as a father.
  • She was as capricious as ever in the choice of her acquaintances, and admitted few into her narrow circle.
  • She did it, I know, from sheer mischief, to spite her mother, for she is a naughty, capricious girl, a real spoiled child spiteful and mischievous to a degree!
  • Every high quality, every brilliant trait of heart and mind, are to be found in her, and, with it all, so much caprice and mockery, such wild fancies—indeed, a little devil!
  • And then Alexandra wanted to shave her head, not from caprice or mischief, but, like a little fool, simply because Aglaya persuaded her she would sleep better without her hair, and not suffer from headache!
  • Aglaya was growing hourly more capricious and gloomy, and this distressed him.
  • There was a certain amount of romantic dreaminess and caprice in her, but with the fantastic was mingled much that was strong and deep.

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  • Nothing seems more capricious than a tornado.
  • The court overturned the ruling—describing it as having been made in a capricious manner.

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