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whim
used in Tess of the d'Urbervilles

2 uses
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Definition
a sudden desire that arises without any logical explanation
  • In something less than an hour-and-a-half he had skirted the south of the King's Hintock estates and ascended to the untoward solitude of Cross-in-Hand, the unholy stone whereon Tess had been compelled by Alec d'Urberville, in his whim of reformation, to swear the strange oath that she would never wilfully tempt him again.
    7 — Fulfilment (15% in)
  • "It was only my whim," he said; and, after a moment's hesitation: "It was on account of a discovery I made some little time ago, whilst I was hunting up pedigrees for the new county history.
    1 — The Maiden (1% in)

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