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I can’t imagine depending upon the fickle wind to sail around the world.
  having a tendency to change suddenly — such as a person quick to change their mind, or the weather in a region where it changes rapidly
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fickle fickleness fickler
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  • I can’t imagine depending upon the fickle wind to sail around the world.
  • We got the independent vote last time, but the independent vote is notoriously fickle.
  • all men call thee fickle:
    William Shakespeare  --  Romeo and Juliet
  • It had been a long time since he’d kissed me this way—between my fickle heart and the fear of being caught, there was no reason to.
    Kiera Cass  --  The Elite

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  • Whereas girls are very fickle about the business of kissing.
    John Green  --  An Abundance of Katherines
  • "I’ve been listening to it for weeks, and I’m a fickle, hard-to-please girl."
    Gayle Forman  --  Where She Went
  • " ’No fickleness in flight like that of wind or women’s fancy: " I quoted.
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind
  • "Oh, dear, it seems that I’m more hurt than I thought I was by your fickleness.
    Marissa Meyer  --  Cinder
  • They passed the Fickle Fountain, an elaborately carved monument that occasionally spat out water in which young children played.
    Lemony Snicket  --  The Bad Beginning
  • At this particular moment she was thinking of how she could improve the engine of the Fickle Ferry so it wouldn’t belch smoke into the gray sky.
    Lemony Snicket  --  The Wide Window

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  • And the gods as fickle as a giddy girl in May.
    Nora Roberts  --  Dark Witch
  • We’re fickle, stupid beings with poor memories and a great gift for self-destruction.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Mockingjay
  • The next day, by divine intervention or the fickle humors of the tropics, the sky broke open and rain poured down.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • Afghan men, especially those from reputable families, were fickle creatures.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  The Kite Runner
  • It was such a terribly fickle existence.
    Yann Martel  --  Life of Pi
  • But how fickle and wavering is the mind of man, even in our greatest fury and strongest inclinations.
    Daniel Defoe  --  Robinson Crusoe
  • Now and then he caught a phrase like, "Fame’s a fickle friend, Harry," or "Celebrity is as celebrity does, remember that."
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
  • Fed by neither streams nor springs, the lake was often filthy and algaed, relying on fickle prairie rains for replenishment.
    Tim O’Brien  --  The Things They Carried
  • I shudder to think of what he promised them in return for their fickle loyalty.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eragon
  • He describes for her the shell-blasted schools, the squatters living in roofless buildings, the beggars, the mud, the fickle electricity, but it’s like describing music.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  And The Mountains Echoed
  • An icy horror of loneliness seized him; he saw himself standing apart and watching all the world fade away from him—a world of shadows, of fickle dreams.
    Upton Sinclair  --  The Jungle
  • Nately’s father was a sober, philosophical and responsible man; this old man was fickle and licentious.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • As true as I live, he’s dying for you; breaking his heart at your fickleness: not figuratively, but actually.
    Emily Bronte  --  Wuthering Heights
  • I think you are very fickle minded.
    Lucy Maud Montgomery  --  Anne Of Green Gables
  • As usual, the fickle, unreasoning world took Muff Potter to its bosom and fondled him as lavishly as it had abused him before.
    Mark Twain  --  The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
  • And the equipment that worked flawlessly in the university laboratory proved pitifully delicate and fickle in the field.
    Michael Crichton  --  Jurassic Park
  • Not that this was fickleness of soul; but hopes cut in twain by dejection—that was her case.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • " ’Woman is fickle.’ said Francis I.; ’woman is like a wave of the sea,’ said Shakespeare; both the great king and the great poet ought to have known woman’s nature well."
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • Speaking in short, matter-of-fact phrases, they worry aloud over the fickle weather and fields of sunflowers still too wet to cut, while above their heads Ross Perot s sneering visage flickers across a silent television screen.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • Still, the Tankadere was so light, and her fine sails caught the fickle zephyrs so well, that, with the aid of the currents John Bunsby found himself at six o’clock not more than ten miles from the mouth of Shanghai River.
    Jules Verne  --  Around the World in 80 Days
  • Yet for all that, in thy coyness, And thy fickle fits between, Hope is there—at least the border Of her garment may be seen.
    Miguel de Cervantes  --  Don Quixote
  • How fickle is woman!
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind
  • With typical human fickleness, they jumped from one extreme to the other.
    Jules Verne  --  Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
  • He is a warrior and a scholar, though fickle in his moods, so we burn offerings to assure his affection at the solstices, before sowing, and at deaths and births.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • This is a slave, whose easy-borrowed pride Dwells in the fickle grace of her he follows.
    William Shakespeare  --  King Lear
  • Then, began one of those extraordinary scenes with which the populace sometimes gratified their fickleness, or their better impulses towards generosity and mercy, or which they regarded as some set-off against their swollen account of cruel rage.
    Charles Dickens  --  A Tale of Two Cities
  • You should have seen that fickle crowd snatch off their hats then.
    Mark Twain  --  The Prince and The Pauper
  • Moreover, he was of a fickle disposition, and, must we say it, rather vulgar in taste.
    Victor Hugo  --  The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • Him to unthrone we then May hope, when everlasting Fate shall yield To fickle Chance, and Chaos judge the strife.
    John Milton  --  Paradise Lost
  • ’Is he fickle?
    Charles Dickens  --  David Copperfield
  • Those fickle tricks of memory were even more critical when the killing of the workers was brought up.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  One Hundred Years of Solitude
  • I would suppose him,—Oh, how gladly would I suppose him, only fickle, very, very fickle.
    Jane Austen  --  Sense and Sensibility
  • Arthur had been warned about this by Merlyn—who was now safely locked up in his cave by the fickle Nimue—and he had been fearing it subconsciously.
    T. H. White  --  The Once and Future King
  • We had to drive those hogs home—ten miles; and no ladies were ever more fickle-minded or contrary.
    Mark Twain  --  A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court
  • Such fickleness!
    Jane Austen  --  Northanger Abbey
  • Moody, fickle, faddish, insecure: in short, impossible.
    Susanna Kaysen  --  Girl Interrupted
  • Hurstwood would laugh at him for being a fickle boy.
    Theodore Dreiser  --  Sister Carrie
  • The boys on the perimeter ducked under the lethal salvos; shrapnel was a fickle friend.
    James Bradley  --  Flags of Our Fathers
  • Lighthearted deceiver and fickle like all his sex he would never understand what he had meant to her and for an instant there was in the blue eyes a quick stinging of tears.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • His warm and fickle imagination, which in Gascony had rendered formidable to young chambermaids, and even sometimes their mistresses, had never dreamed, even in moments of delirium, of half the amorous wonders or a quarter of the feats of gallantry which were here set forth in connection with names the best known and with details the least concealed.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Three Musketeers
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