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  • n. Plural form of vagary.

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Examples

  • His perfect honesty was most apparent in all of his contentions; and, while some laughed at what they called his vagaries, those who knew him best respected him none the less, but rather the more, for his astronomical combat.

    John Jasper: The Unmatched Negro Philosopher and Preacher

  • Hideous lies about the opponent and vagaries from the candidates is about all we tend to get.

    Obama's Conservative British soulmate

  • Through certain vagaries of history, some of which I have alluded to here, we managed to conflate two quite distinct questions: What makes a belief well founded (or heuristically fertile?)

    Demarcation, Credentials, and Science Education

  • This refers to the vagaries by which certain alleles become more common or more rare within a gene pool, irrespective of the influence of natural selection.

    The Song of The Dodo

  • Mason Hawkins Unloads Sun Microsystems in the Oracle Deal, Still Holding on Symantec and Dell Longleaf Funds Q3 Shareholder Letter: Bear markets are difficult to stomach Successful investors must endure the short-term vagaries of market declines to be positioned well The fourth quarter volatility gave long-term investors terrific opportunities to pursue Mason Hawkins Buys Walgreen Company, Ltd. Brands Inc.,

    GuruFocus Updates

  • Poetry's true subject remains words themselves and their delights and vagaries, which is why I want to mention, before considering the books of poems at hand, a nonfiction book with a title that opens a poetic door into what we'd classify as creative nonfiction -- a book that is true and not true.

    Carol Muske-Dukes: The Accidental Adult and Other Poetry Book Reviews

  • It consoled me, rather than the opposite, to learn how many unusual incidents had been classified as vagaries of the weather.

    Incubus

  • They treated him with respect, for, outside of what Josiah called his vagaries, Knowles was shrewd and honest.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 17, No. 103, May, 1866

  • The for loop in Listing 7 translates their filename vagaries into simple X, Y (column and row) coordinates, and stores their values in the \% vals hash.

    LXer Linux News

  • Mr. Clegg said his party has plans for a "radical devolution of finance" which would set up regional stock exchanges to allow companies to raise funds outside the "vagaries" of national banks and international financial markets The centrist Liberal Democrats have for some time taken a strong line on the banking sector.

    Clegg: Bankers Should 'Fear' Liberal Democrats

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  • "We shrugged at each other, the vagaries of the white-collar well-to-do beyond our comprehension." -Club Dead, by Charlaine Harris

    February 5, 2011

  • Remember it's only because of the vagaries of the English language that you can sweep up the stairs.

    January 31, 2008