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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?" he said, good-humouredly, as he spread a cushion for her on the stool, and seated himself in the settle beside her.
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.
A town's pension administrator did not act in an arbitrary and capricious manner in denying benefits to a 22-year part-time municipal employee, according to a ruling issued by the Rhode Island Supreme Court.
In addition, petitioners successfully establish traceability and redressability given that we could vacate the board's decision and determine that its decision was not based on a reasonable assurance and instead was arbitrary and capricious. Petitioners' injuries could be remedied if the board required Atlantic to take additional measures that would address petitioners' grievances.
Senator Panfilo Lacson has called the move to reallocate back funds for Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) projects without any prior study as 'whimsical and capricious.'
Beijing hit back at Trump's "capricious" accusations in a statement posted on the foreign ministry website.
Summary: A top European Union official branded President Donald Trump selfish and capricious Wednesday as EU leaders gathered to count the likely economic damage U.S.