vicissitude

[ vi-sis-i-tood, -tyood ]SEE DEFINITION OF vicissitude
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But, on the whole, death and vicissitude had done very little.

Every grief hath that opportunity of cure; every joy that peril of vicissitude.

The Sun shone on it: the vicissitude of seasons and human fortunes.

What dark treasure-houses of vicissitude and woe are our memories become!

London had hitherto been true to him through every vicissitude.

When a child, I was abandoned to every vicissitude—and I am lost.

But beside this Annual Vicissitude of the quinoxes, not to say, of the 4.

So great a vicissitude in his life could not at once be received as real.

There was a formula of prayer adapted to every vicissitude of life.

His behaviour at supper was a vicissitude of startings and reveries.

WORD ORIGIN

1560s, from Middle French vicissitude (14c.), from Latin vicissitudinem (nominative vicissitudo) "change," from vicissim "changeably, in turn," from vicis "a turn, change" (see vicarious). Related: Vicissitudes.

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