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capricious
used in Gulliver's Travels

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Definition
impulsive or unpredictable or tending to make sudden changes — especially impulsive behavior
  • But he may please to consider, that the caprices of womankind are not limited by any climate or nation, and that they are much more uniform, than can be easily imagined.
    Part 3 — A Voyage to Laputa, Balnibarbi, .... (22% in)
  • ...the present mode; destroy all his plantations, and cast others into such a form as modern usage required, and give the same directions to all his tenants, unless he would submit to incur the censure of pride, singularity, affectation, ignorance, caprice, and perhaps increase his majesty's displeasure; that the admiration I appeared to be under would cease or diminish, when he had informed me of some particulars which, probably, I never heard of at court, the people there being too much...
    Part 3 — A Voyage to Laputa, Balnibarbi, .... (36% in)
  • The imperfections of his mind run parallel with those of his body, being a composition of spleen, dullness, ignorance, caprice, sensuality, and pride.
    Part 4 — A Voyage to the Country of the Houyhnms (47% in)

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