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  • n. Plural form of caprice.

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  • Though the trunk and all the inner boughs and leaves have disappeared, yet there hang here and there fossil leaves, also in mid-air; they appear to have been petrified, without method or selection, by what we call the caprices of nature; they hang in the path which the boughs and twigs would have taken, and they seem to indicate that if the tree could have been seen a million years earlier, before it had grown near its present size, the leaves standing at the end of each bough would have been found very different from what they are now.

    God the Known and God the Unknown

  • The way that Gondry goes for broke with insanely inventive special effects and gripping caprices is actually inspiring.

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  • Her character was not of the kind which could safely be left to its own development, for she called her caprices justice and her obstinacy principle, a mode of viewing life not conducive to much permanent satisfaction when not modified by the salutary restraint of a more sensible companion.

    Paul Patoff

  • "Niece," said Don Inocencio gravely and sententiously, "when serious things have taken place, caprices are not called caprices, but by another name."

    Dona Perfecta

  • The pearls -- which she always wore -- some coral ornaments, and a handful of amber beads were her only dower, but her caprices were the insolent and extravagant caprices of a queen.

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  • (which most people call caprices) underlying the phenomena of this delicious phase of life, when childhood is both flower and fruit, a confused intelligence, a perpetual movement, a powerful desire.

    Ursula

  • The walls were brightly frescoed with "caprices" of nymphs and loves sporting under the blue among flowers and birds.

    Romola

  • But with the kind of lifestyle and work schedule most of us have we tend to set aside some of our 'caprices' like a relaxing day at the beach and enjoy sun tanning.

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  • "Any man who to secure your real interests opposes your wishes and never speaks to get applause but deliberately chooses politics as his profession (a business in which chance exercises greater influence than human reason), being perfectly ready to answer for the caprices is a really brave and useful citizen.

    Authors of Greece

  • He may yet fail to survive: to second-guess the caprices of Blackburn's distant poultry magnates would be folly, and six defeats in nine Premier League matches before this draw, not to mention rumours of an altercation between supporters and a member of Kean's coaching staff in midweek, had combined to create a sense of crisis.

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