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changeable

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determined by chance or impulse or whim rather than by necessity or reason

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It was a capricious breeze, coming from the coast, and after it passed the sea became smooth.
One circle was her husband's government official set, consisting of his colleagues and subordinates, brought together in the most various and capricious manner, and belonging to different social strata.
Do you not think you are just a wee bit capricious, fitful, Tess?
Impossible to place our Cathedral in that other family of lofty, aerial churches, rich in painted windows and sculpture; pointed in form, bold in attitude; communal and bourgeois as political symbols; free, capricious, lawless, as a work of art; second transformation of architecture, no longer hieroglyphic, immovable and sacerdotal, but artistic, progressive, and popular, which begins at the return from the crusades, and ends with Louis IX.
The trunk of a tree is immovable; the foliage is capricious.
Old Hannah never wearied of concocting dainty dishes to tempt a capricious appetite, dropping tears as she worked, and from across the sea came little gifts and cheerful letters, seeming to bring breaths of warmth and fragrance from lands that know no winter.
The dark green of the branches stood out and glistened against the white muslin curtains which draped the windows, and which puffed, floated, and flapped at the capricious will of a stiff breeze that swept up from the Gulf.
The half a dozen cabins scattered along the banks of the North Fork, as if by some overflow of that capricious river, had become augmented during a week of fierce excitement by twenty or thirty others, that were huddled together on the narrow gorge of Devil's Spur, or cast up on its steep sides.
Their tawny features, now all begrimed with smoke and sweat, their matted beards, and the contrasting barbaric brilliancy of their teeth, all these were strangely revealed in the capricious emblazonings of the works.
The aunt was a capricious woman, and governed her husband entirely; but it was not in Mr.
Under the arbitrary and capricious standard, we will uphold the district courts decision so long as (1) it is possible to offer a reasoned explanation, based on the evidence, for a particular outcome, (2) the decision is based on a reasonable explanation of relevant plan documents, or (3) the administrator has based its decision on a consideration of the relevant factors that encompass the important aspects of the problem.
Capricious is the sequel to Audacious (Orca, 2013/VOYA December 2013), Prendergast's debut young adult novel.
Bersamin, the SC ruled that there was "vexatious, capricious and oppressive" delay in the resolution of the criminal complaints by the Office of the Ombudsman which took more than five years to bring the case before the Sandiganbayan after it was filed in 2002.
Prior to any de novo consideration of whether a Notice's determination is correct, a court must conduct a distinct inquiry as to whether the Notice itself is an arbitrary and capricious agency action.
Chen Wen-chi, head of the Taiwanese investigation team, said the team has been negotiating with the Philippine government on a joint investigation, but the Philippines' attitude was capricious and its response was unacceptable, Xinhua reported Saturday.