Had she felt, which she did not, any wish whatever for the married state in the abstract, she could not reasonably have rejected him, being a woman who frequently appealed to her understanding for deliverance from her whims.
Bathsheba’s feeling was always to some extent dependent upon her whim, as is the case with many other women.
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.