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Recognizing the dignity and the whimsy and some of the history of one other human may help, if you try to imagine the same qualities in everyone.
ANN DOWD, THE TWISTED AUNT LYDIA OF ‘HANDMAID’S TALE,’ BEGUILES IN A NEW TAKE ON IBSEN’S ‘ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE’PETER MARKSJULY 1, 2021WASHINGTON POST
We did beef up on a little bit of humor, a little bit of whimsy.
HOW THE COMPANY STORE IS REIMAGINING CUSTOMER EXPERIENCES FOR PANDEMIC-ERA GROWTHCRITEOMAY 5, 2021DIGIDAY
“These five-inch patrons and spectators make it look more like an actual gallery, and the scenes help add even more whimsy, interest and surprise for passersby,” she said.
IT’S LIKE A LITTLE FREE LIBRARY, BUT THERE’S ART INSIDE. PEOPLE ARE FLOCKING TO IT, TINY ART IN HAND.CATHY FREEJANUARY 19, 2021WASHINGTON POST
The whimsy creatures we are matched to contrast with, shift as the very winds or feather-grasses in the wind.
LORD ORMONT AND HIS AMINTA, COMPLETEGEORGE MEREDITH
He called our marriage and the life we were living a comedy, and used to say it was a caprice, a whimsy.
THE HOUSE WITH THE MEZZANINE AND OTHER STORIESANTON TCHEKOFF
There needs none to agitate the mind; a mere whimsy without body and without subject will rule and agitate it.
THE ESSAYS OF MONTAIGNE, COMPLETEMICHEL DE MONTAIGNE
Kenny, who believed all things of Fate when the pet or victim was himself, refused absolutely to credit her crowning whimsy.
KENNYLEONA DALRYMPLE
Lying in bed that morning, she found herself caught by her old impersonal whimsy.
THE GREY WIG: STORIES AND NOVELETTESISRAEL ZANGWILL
It is idle to say that a writer imagines every extravagant and impossible whimsy which comes into his head.
TALKS ON THE STUDY OF LITERATURE.ARLO BATES
For the job began to develop every freak and whimsy possible to a growing building.
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WORDS RELATED TO WHIMSY

  • caprices
  • conceits
  • crazes
  • desires
  • dispositions
  • dreams
  • fads
  • fancies
  • fantasies
  • freaks
  • humors
  • impulses
  • inclinations
  • notions
  • passing thoughts
  • quirks
  • sports
  • thoughts
  • urges
  • vagaries
  • visions
  • whimsies
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