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whim
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  • It was not as if the draftsman had sat over them, pondering laboriously, piecing together doors, windows and columns, as his whim dictated and as the books prescribed.
  • You can’t allow yourself to indulge every whim, as ordinary people can, because with them it doesn’t matter anyway.
  • He dismissed modern architecture, stating that: "So far, it has represented nothing but the whim of isolated individuals, has borne no relation to any great, spontaneous mass movement, and as such is of no consequence."
  • But he knew the dangerous instability of her whims, and this was too valuable a whim to disturb.
  • But he knew the dangerous instability of her whims, and this was too valuable a whim to disturb.

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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.
    James Reston

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