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The family cannot be broken up by a whim, a caprice, or even by the sin of one of the partners in the marriage, and our life must go on as it has done in the past.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy Context
Without conscious intention he began to clutch at every passing caprice, taking it for a desire and an object.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy Context
The gushing fountains which sparkle in the sun, must not be stopped in mere caprice; the oasis in the desert of Sahara must not be plucked up idly.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens Context
He was much admired in society, and he indulged every whim, even every caprice and every folly, and gave himself airs, but that too was attractive in him.
Fathers and Children By Ivan Sergeevich Turgenev Context
We felt that they were not the tyrants to rule our lot according to their caprice, but the agents and creators of all the many delights which we enjoyed.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley Context
The imperfections of his mind run parallel with those of his body, being a composition of spleen, dullness, ignorance, caprice, sensuality, and pride.
Gulliver's Travels(V2) By Jonathan Swift Context
On the 6th of June, 1832, a company of the National Guards from the suburbs, commanded by the Captain Fannicot, above mentioned, had itself decimated in the Rue de la Chanvrerie out of caprice and its own good pleasure.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo Context
If his own vanity, however, did not mislead him, he was the cause, his pride and caprice were the cause, of all that Jane had suffered, and still continued to suffer.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen Context
Of course, this very stupid thing, this caprice of ours, may be in reality, gentlemen, more advantageous for us than anything else on earth, especially in certain cases.
Notes from the Underground By Feodor Dostoevsky Context
She made no ineffectual efforts to conduct her household en bonne menagere, going and coming as it suited her fancy, and, so far as she was able, lending herself to any passing caprice.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin Context
Nevertheless, it is necessary that my will should be respected in my family, and that the folly of an old man and the caprice of a child should not be allowed to overturn a project which I have entertained for so many years.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas Context