The family cannot be broken up by a whim, a caprice, or even by the sin of one of the partners in the marriage, and our life must go on as it has done in the past.
There was, as it were, a continual beginning, a preparation of the musical expression of some feeling, but it fell to pieces again directly, breaking into new musical motives, or simply nothing but the whims of the composer, exceedingly complex but disconnected sounds.
There are no more uses of "whim" in the book.
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They flew to Paris on a whim.
This is the devilish thing about foreign affairs: they are foreign and will not always conform to our whim.