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used in The Idiot

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impulsive or unpredictable or tending to make sudden changes — especially impulsive behavior
  • she grew yearly more capricious and impatient;
    1.4 — Part 1 Chapter 4 (3% in)
capricious = impulsive or unpredictable
  • They should have gone to benefit him, not me, in whom P—— interested himself by a mere caprice, instead of doing his duty as a father.
    2.8 — Part 2 Chapter 8 (31% in)
  • She was as capricious as ever in the choice of her acquaintances, and admitted few into her narrow circle.
    2.11 — Part 2 Chapter 11 (32% in)
  • She did it, I know, from sheer mischief, to spite her mother, for she is a naughty, capricious girl, a real spoiled child spiteful and mischievous to a degree!
    3.1 — Part 3 Chapter 1 (13% in)
  • And then Alexandra wanted to shave her head, not from caprice or mischief, but, like a little fool, simply because Aglaya persuaded her she would sleep better without her hair, and not suffer from headache!
    3.1 — Part 3 Chapter 1 (13% in)
  • Every high quality, every brilliant trait of heart and mind, are to be found in her, and, with it all, so much caprice and mockery, such wild fancies—indeed, a little devil!
    3.3 — Part 3 Chapter 3 (40% in)
  • Aglaya was growing hourly more capricious and gloomy, and this distressed him.
    4.6 — Part 4 Chapter 6 (6% in)
  • There was a certain amount of romantic dreaminess and caprice in her, but with the fantastic was mingled much that was strong and deep.
    4.8 — Part 4 Chapter 8 (82% in)

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