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- adj. Characterized by or filled with vicissitudes.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Full of, or subject to, changes.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Characterized by or subject to a succession of changes; vicissitudinary.
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I would posit that vocabulary, and not grammar, is what is alive and vicissitudinous.
In this case, I knew “vicissitude,” but I had to check on “vicissitudinous.”
Grammar is as alive and vicissitudinous as the people who use it, unlike math.
Had he witnessed or heard about some Indian barbarity that, combined with his depression, produced a statement he might have repudiated at other times in his vicissitudinous career?
He lived and taught in various places, making friends or enemies wherever he went, but was apparently not very successful financially, as he was banished from Cologne for debt, and spent his last days in poverty, a typical example of the irregular, vicissitudinous life led by his kind at that time.
"Marriage, the earthly way, is vicissitudinous, for everybody knows that anything is liable to happen to a man at large."
With such prejudice the negro has been contending and struggling to rise, under adverse circumstances through the vicissitudinous cycles of an hundred years.
Their love is one, their joy is the same, and through the vicissitudinous cycles of time they are to live as one, for better or for worse.
A little while ago I met an Englishman in a railway carriage, who suggests himself as a kind of contrast to this warlike and vicissitudinous backwoodsman.
At the end of the long vicissitudinous struggle the Church lost its jurisdiction in res spiritualibus annexal, notwithstanding the claims of the Council of Trent (Sess.