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used in Tess of the d'Urbervilles

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playful, amusing, or impulsive rather than seriously rational
  • At times her whimsical fancy would intensify natural processes around her till they seemed a part of her own story.
    2 — Maiden No More (41% in)
  • Between the post were ranged the milchers, each exhibiting herself at the present moment to a whimsical eye in the rear as a circle on two stalks, down the centre of which a switch moved pendulum-wise; while the sun, lowering itself behind this patient row, threw their shadows accurately inwards upon the wall.
    3 — The Rally (10% in)
  • In the midst of these whimsical fancies she heard a new strange sound among the leaves.
    5 — The Woman Pays (65% in)
  • Reason had had nothing to do with his whimsical conversion, which was perhaps the mere freak of a careless man in search of a new sensation, and temporarily impressed by his mother's death.
    6 — The Convert (31% in)
  • To perfect the ballads was now her whimsical desire.
    6 — The Convert (64% in)
  • "If I were inclined to joke, I should say, How much this seems like Paradise!" he remarked whimsically, looking at her with an inclined head.
    6 — The Convert (73% in)

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