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guided by whim and fancy

unpredictably excitable (especially of horses)

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In receipt of weight from all bar two of her eight opponents this time and likely to be sharpened up by the application of first-time blinkers, Flighty Filia should prove devilishly difficult to beat.
Flighty Clarets gets a lot of weight from a lot of rivals back in open company and is still pretty unexposed on the all-weather.
Regardless of the breed, stress-free management of sheep is important, especially in regards to extremely flighty sheep.
The lecturer was grave, speaking of exile, poets uprooted, refusing to brood in silence, bravely singing of freedom, when the butterfly appeared flitting above his head, swooping, distracting the audience by its sweeping designs, the swirls etched on air as the speaker, rapt, pursued the trail of injustice, forced flight, unaware of this other, extravagant flight, that seemed a ploy to mock his somber theme, a frivolous airborne blossom teasing his power points with "lighten up." But when it lingered past the instant of surprise, I knew the butterfly was sent to illustrate the dartings of the speaker's thought, the flighty pattern of a fertile mind, the freedom of its arabesques, the force of thought assuming visible wings: a butterfly.
Happy and flighty as a girl in love, she leapt around the stage with joy and then, as a presence from beyond the grave, she retained dignity with delicacy.
Sexy actress Jaime Winstone looked flighty in a pair of butterfly wings.
The Royal (ITV1, 7pm) Flighty nurse Susie Nixon's relationship with handsome hospital boss Adam Carnegie becomes public knowledge, and receptionist Lizzie is shocked to find her ex, builder Nev, admitted onto the wards.
Flighty and single Cristina (Scarlett Johansson) and soon-to-bemarried Vicky (Rebecca Hall) head to Barcelona for the summer where they Taking in the sights of the city, the young women catch the eye of artist Juan Antonio.
1 : easily excited or frightened : skittish <a flighty horse>
So when one day her mother returns and asks Jessye to return to the city, she's willing to give her flighty mother one more chance--until a handsome stranger threatens her world.
The duo's new CD, The Stoop (S-curve Records), is a happy-girl mix of Motown sampling and raw lyrics that are bouncy, flighty and yet dark at the same time.
(1) The dictionary defines "flighty" as frivolous, irresponsible, capricious, mercurial, and volatile, words that also could describe hypomanic individuals.
Not that there's nothing charming about a lesbian couple debating marriage in a country where it's--gasp--actually legal, or a straight dad trying to hip up his look to impress his gay son, who is obsessed with his flighty biological gay father.
Thanks once again for being so understanding about the Lindsay Lohan thing, but that's how flighty these celebrities am.
The main Anglican community has steadily removed itself from unchangeable Christian moral principles towards the acceptance of a flighty political correctness over the last 40 years, following their initial acceptance of contraception in 1930.