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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR CAPRICIOUSNESS

The capriciousness of love is also derived by him from an attachment to some god in a former world.

Nor is this capriciousness exclusively the attribute of the poetic Muse.

My capriciousness had exhausted his patience, and he frankly said that he washed his hands of the "case."

It was the time to alarm him by coldness, by capriciousness.

“Capriciousness, natural in her condition,” commented all, even Capitan Tiago.

These gave the horse the reputation of capriciousness and unreliability.

And it was on this account and for Norman's sake that Lois put up with her capriciousness.

The capriciousness of the resolution startled me; but I approved whole-heartedly.

The seriousness of the situation had extinguished in the girl all coquetry and capriciousness.

Wit, capriciousness, generosity, emotion—you have said it—they were all there.

WORD ORIGIN

1590s, from French capricieux "whimsical" (16c.), from Italian capriccioso, from capriccio (see caprice). Related: Capriciously; capriciousness.

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