CAPRICIOUS in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of CAPRICIOUS
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capricious
 a.  fickle; impulsive and unpredictable; apt to change opinions suddenly
Classic Sentence:
1  She took her mother's hand in both her own, and gazed into her eyes with an earnestness that was seldom seen in her wild and capricious character.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In XV. HESTER AND PEARL
2  I had known, from the time when I could speak, that my sister, in her capricious and violent coercion, was unjust to me.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter VIII
3  A few slight indications of a rather petted and capricious manner, which I observed in the Beauty, were manifestly considered, by Traddles and his wife, as her birthright and natural endowment.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 59. RETURN
4  It is thus, in fact, that the harsh and capricious jealousy of the flesh awakens in the human heart, and takes possession of it, even without any right.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 6: CHAPTER VIII—THE VETERANS THEMSELVES CAN BE HAPPY
5  The crest of this ridge which determines the division of the waters describes a very capricious line.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER I—THE SEWER AND ITS SURPRISES
6  There fermented in that sublimated brain plans so vast, projects so tumultuous, that there remained no room for any capricious or material love--that sentiment which is fed by leisure and grows with corruption.
THE THREE MUSKETEERS By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In 56 CAPTIVITY: THE FIFTH DAY
7  So the master of Monte Cristo gives himself airs befitting a great millionaire or a capricious beauty.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 46. Unlimited Credit.
8  To Danglars Monte Cristo also wrote, requesting him to excuse the whimsical gift of a capricious millionaire, and to beg the baroness to pardon the Eastern fashion adopted in the return of the horses.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 47. The Dappled Grays.
9  She felt excited and strange, and not knowing what else to do, followed a capricious impulse, and, withdrawing her hands, said petulantly, "I don't choose."
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER TWENTY-THREE
10  He said I was a capricious witch, and that he would rather sing another time; but I averred that no time was like the present.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIV
11  Their tawny features, now all begrimed with smoke and sweat, their matted beards, and the contrasting barbaric brilliancy of their teeth, all these were strangely revealed in the capricious emblazonings of the works.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 96. The Try-Works.
12  "Sometimes I am tempted to think that Mrs. Pontellier is capricious," said Madame Lebrun, who was amusing herself immensely and feared that Edna's abrupt departure might put an end to the pleasure.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin
Get Context   In X
13  Though in the course of his continual voyagings Ahab must often before have noticed a similar sight, yet, to any monomaniac man, the veriest trifles capriciously carry meanings.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 52. The Albatross.
14  And the little princess began to cry capriciously like a suffering child and to wring her little hands even with some affectation.
War and Peace(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 4: CHAPTER VIII
Example Sentence:
1  I remember her as a slim young woman, with black hair, dark eyes, very nice features; but she had a capricious and hasty temper, and indifferent ideas of principle or justice.
2  The storm was capricious: it changed course constantly.
3  Those allowed to be capricious Scalled youth.