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whim
used in The Fountainhead

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Definition
a sudden desire that arises without any logical explanation
  • It was not as if the draftsman had sat over them, pondering laboriously, piecing together doors, windows and columns, as his whim dictated and as the books prescribed.
    1.1 — Part 1 Chapter 1 (31% in)
  • He dismissed modern architecture, stating that: "So far, it has represented nothing but the whim of isolated individuals, has borne no relation to any great, spontaneous mass movement, and as such is of no consequence."
    1.6 — Part 1 Chapter 6 (14% in)
  • You can't allow yourself to indulge every whim, as ordinary people can, because with them it doesn't matter anyway.
    1.12 — Part 1 Chapter 12 (81% in)
  • But he knew the dangerous instability of her whims, and this was too valuable a whim to disturb.
    2.8 — Part 2 Chapter 8 (84% in)
  • But he knew the dangerous instability of her whims, and this was too valuable a whim to disturb.
    2.8 — Part 2 Chapter 8 (84% in)

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