most fickle

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  • This guide I found in the most fickle and uncertain of the elements. Cited from Eothen, by A. W. Kinglake
  • He had won a girl whom he did not love -- though doubtless her liking was only the most fickle fancy. Cited from Gunman's Reckoning, by Max Brand
  • The populace, that most fickle of all fickle things in this world, had turned all at once against its favourite. Cited from I Will Repay, by Baroness Emmuska Orczy
  • I certainly had lost all esteem for her: how could I esteem the most fickle and perfidious of created beings! Cited from Manon Lescaut by the Abbe Prevost
  • Some of the most fickle of the Gauls, rendered daring through indigence, seized upon this district of uncertain property. Cited from Germany and the Agricola of Tacitus,by Tacitus
  • The better to achieve a thing so impossible, he turned to that most fickle of all goddesses whose name is Chance, and wooed her fiercely by day and by night. Cited from The Amateur Gentleman, by Jeffery Farnol
  • Fortune, however, the most fickle of goddesses, thought fit to deprive him of this ardently coveted boon. Cited from The Life of Sir Richard Burton, Thomas Wright
  • The most fickle of wooers, however, is apt to be caught at last, and so it was with John Vansittart Smith. Cited from The Captain of the Polestar, by A. Conan Doyle #5
  • One by one they are removing all the breakwaters which the empire had constructed between the executive and the most fickle and impulsive population that ever shouted 'long live' one day to the man whom they would send to the guillotine the next. Cited from The Parisians, by E. B. Lytton, Book 5
  • The Marquess was the falsest, the most fickle, the most pusillanimous, of mankind. Cited from History of England, James II V. 3, Macaulay
  • With such a lineage he might have done better, people said, than to marry that girl, who was the most fickle creature and no housekeeper, and whose people -- this they told one another in reserved voices -- were PLAY-ACTORS! Cited from The Way to Peace, by Margaret Deland
  • One reason, doubtless, is that our women are the greatest slaves of fashion in the whole world, and, in following the whims of that famous courtesan, have the most fickle and destructive climate to contend with. Cited from Winter Sunshine, by John Burroughs
  • "Many a great writer has been spoiled by fashion and success, for, so soon as he begins to think upon his public, how best to please and hold their fancy (which is ever the most fickle of mundane things) straightway Genius spreads abroad his pinions and leaves him in the mire." Cited from The Broad Highway, by Jeffery Farnol
  • Other actors have achieved single successes as brilliant; but no other has held for so long the most fickle and fastidious nation thrall to her powers; owning no rival near the throne, and ruling with a sway whose splendor was only surpassed by its sternness. Cited from Literary and Social Essays, George William Curtis
  • And ye, that read these ruines tragicall, Learne, by their losse, to love the low degree; And if that Fortune chaunce you up to call To honours seat, forget not what you be: For he that of himselfe is most secure Shall finde his state most fickle and unsure. Cited from The Poetical Works of Edmund Spenser, Volume 5, by Edmund Spenser