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fickle
used in The Magic Mountain

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Definition
having a tendency to change suddenly — such as a person quick to change their mind, or the weather in a region where it changes rapidly
  • By the latter he meant, for instance, the question of who Frau Wurtnbrandt from Vienna, the general consul's wife, had decided would have to pay damages for her loss of fickle Captain Miklosich: the fully mended Swedish bruiser, or Prosecutor Paravant from Dortmund, or—a third possibility—both at once.
    5.5 - Encyclopedia (4% in)
  • And as he lay there, one moment the wild laughter of triumph would convulse him, rising up from somewhere deep within, and his heart would stop, aching with an expansive joy and hope he had never known before; and the next moment, he would turn pale with fear and alarm, and the pulsing of his conscience became his heart banging against his ribs in a rapid, fickle rhythm.
    5.1 - Eternal Soup and Sudden Clarity (6% in)
  • I'm intrigued by its fickle tricks, the way it can toady up to you and then turn incredibly obstinate.
    7.6 - The Great Stupor (76% in)

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