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Sample sentences for the GRE study word caprice

caprice can be used as a noun

1.She had taken an amiable caprice to me. - from Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
2.Nor in caprice alone--some grains of deepest meaning. - from Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman
3.The only difference between a caprice and a lifelong passion is that the caprice lasts a little longer.. - from The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
4.Weston's nature to imagine that any caprice could be strong enough to affect one so dear, and, as he believed, so deservedly dear. - from Emma by Jane Austen
5.Not an unevenness of the ground, not a caprice in the architecture, not a fold. - from Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
6.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. - from Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
7.The spectre showed a spectre's ordinary caprice it gave no sign of being but the snow and wind whirled wildly through, even reaching my station, and blowing out the light. - from Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
8.As to any other kind of discipline, whether addressed to her mind or heart, little Pearl might or might not be within its reach, in accordance with the caprice that ruled the moment. - from The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
9.The judge should not be liable to be removed from his office according to the caprice of that power. - from An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith
10.Nothing was said for some moments, while a succession of riotous waves rolled by, which by one of those occasional caprices of the seas were tumbling, not heaving it. - from Moby Dick; or The Whale by Herman Melville
11.There are in affluence a crowd of aristocratic cares and caprices which are highly becoming to beauty. - from The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas, Pere
12.One has one's caprices I should have liked to last until the dawn, but I know that I shall hardly live three hours. - from Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
13.Then began his travels, his duels, his caprices then the insurrection in Greece broke out, and he had served in the Grecian ranks. - from The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas, Pere
14.But mind, allow the tailor no caprices Enjoin upon him, as his head is dear, To most exactly measure, sew and shear, So that the breeches have no crease. - from Faust by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
15.What a solemn thing is this infinity which every man bears within him, and which he measures with despair against the caprices of his brain and the actions of his lif. - from Les Miserables by Victor Hugo

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