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I could distinguish the arches springing capriciously from natural pillars, standing broad upon their granite base, like the heavy columns of Tuscan architecture.
Arrived at the door, the impulse capriciously left her.
But on the same continent the species often range widely and almost capriciously; for two river-systems will have some fish in common and some different.
The fact was that disease played with us capriciously very much as the winds did.
Miss Fanny was now in the difficult situation of being universally known in that light, and of not having dismissed Mr Sparkler, however capriciously she used him.
Glenarm dream, when she capriciously stopped a servant going by with some glasses of lemonade, that the wretched old creature who offered the tray contemplated corresponding with her before the week was out, in the double character of her "Well-Wisher" and her "True Friend."
They seem to think that rules are made capriciously, and for the pleasure of the masters; but this is not so.
After sipping a dozen spoonfuls of tea, he suddenly released his head, pushed the spoon away capriciously, and sank back on the pillow.
With this, the judge said, he failed to see any special circumstance to warrant the stay of proceedings to await the Court of Appeal to make its decision on the matter, adding, 'The grant of an application for stay of proceedings is at the discretion of the court, and that discretion must be exercised judicially and not whimsically or capriciously.'
This is the "leader of the free world" who appears to make up policy on the hoof and then capriciously change his mind at the drop of a hat.
"In the end, we conclude that the BIA neither committed a material error of law nor acted arbitrarily, capriciously, or irrationally, and, on the record before us, we see no abuse of discretion in the BIA's decision denying the untimely motion to reopen and declining to equitably toll the deadline."
"None of our policemen in Team NCRPO has fired his/her gun indiscriminately, whimsically or capriciously," said Eleazar in a statement.
More and more it seems that the practice of sternly admonishing and then capriciously forgiving is replacing the legal standard of crime, proof and punishment.
"In short, the CTA in Division did not act capriciously or whimsically in absolving him of the charges," the 13-page extended minute resolution further read.