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 Meanings and Examples of VICISSITUDE
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vicissitude
 n.  change, especially in one's life or fortunes; regular change or succession of one thing to another; alternation
Classic Sentence:
1  So great a vicissitude in his life could not at once be received as real.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In XX.THE MINISTER IN A MAZE
2  Not seldom in the rapid vicissitudes of the chase, this natural line, with the maternal end loose, becomes entangled with the hempen one, so that the cub is thereby trapped.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 87. The Grand Armada.
3  For during the violence of the gale, he had only steered according to its vicissitudes.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 123. The Musket.
4  Not long after this, Jurgis, wearying of the risks and vicissitudes of miscellaneous crime, was moved to give up the career for that of a politician.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Get Context   In Chapter 25
5  I regarded myself as a refuge, for her, from the dangers and vicissitudes of life.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 42. MISCHIEF
6  In the evening I started, by that conveyance, down the road I had traversed under so many vicissitudes.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 55. TEMPEST
7  A force composed of earth and heaven results from humanity and governs it; this force is a worker of miracles; marvellous issues are no more difficult to it than extraordinary vicissitudes.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 7: CHAPTER IV—THE TWO DUTIES: TO WATCH AND TO HOPE
8  On this occasion once more, as had happened to him already in other sad vicissitudes, two roads opened out before him, the one tempting, the other alarming.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 6: CHAPTER IV—THE IMMORTAL LIVER 68
9  And hence the vicissitudes in human affairs.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XXXVII.
10  Strange vicissitudes have met these whilom masters.
The Souls of Black Folk By W. E. B. Du Bois
Get Context   In VII
11  The vicissitudes of the human mind had not yet been exhausted by her.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVII
Example Sentence:
1  Humbled by life's vicissitude, the last emperor of China worked as a lowly gardener in the palace over which he had once ruled.