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The House of Mirth
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  • She remembered the chemist’s warning against increasing the dose; and she had heard before of the capricious and incalculable action of the drug.
  • She had always consistently ignored the world of outer aspirants, or had recognized its individual members only when prompted by motives of self-interest; and the very capriciousness of her condescensions had, as Lily was aware, given them special value in the eyes of the persons she distinguished.

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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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