She had a special memory for the vicissitudes of the "new people" who rose to the surface with each recurring tide, and were either submerged beneath its rush or landed triumphantly beyond the reach of envious breakers; and she was apt to display a remarkable retrospective insight into their ultimate fate, so that, when they had fulfilled their destiny, she was almost always able to say to Grace Stepney—the recipient of her prophecies—that she had known exactly what would happen.
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the project was subject to the usual vicissitudes of exploratory research
Jack stood there, streaming with sweat, streaked with brown earth, stained by all the vicissitudes of a day’s hunting.