that fickle

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  • Only a turn of the hand of that fickle goddess had prevented her from doing so. Cited from The Ear in the Wall, by Arthur B. Reeve
  • Would to heaven that fickle hound had never been admitted to our counsels! Cited from The Lost Treasure of Trevlyn, by Evelyn Everett-Green
  • Broadcasting House hangs suspended in the air of public opinion and that fickle breath leaves them in no security as to any of their artists. Cited from Gilbert Keith Chesterton, by Maisie Ward
  • That depends in no way on the soil and the atmosphere, but solely on opinion, that fickle queen of the world. Cited from Voltaire's Philosophical Dictionary, by Voltaire
  • It seems as though that fickle goddess, Fortune, showered every blessing, save one, on my path. Cited from Violets and Other Tales, by Alice Ruth Moore
  • I do not mean to honor by this name that fickle, unjust, common-place sentiment that we feel when our vanity assumes the form of love. Cited from The Cross of Berny, by Emile de Girardin &c
  • There is always more or less of the dependency of ignorance, in the manner with which they have regarded the changes of that fickle element. Cited from The Water-Witch, or, The Skimmer of the Seas, by James Fenimore Cooper
  • Sleep, that fickle courtier of our hours of ease, had deserted Hugh. Cited from Red Pottage, by Mary Cholmondeley
  • It seems that it was that fickle jade Leah who first imagined the whole execrable plot. Cited from Castles in the Air, by Baroness Emmuska Orczy
  • Though we scorn the thought that fickle Fate Has Destiny in her hand, We all pay tribute at her gate And bow low at her command. Cited from Our Profession and Other Poems, by Jared Barhite
  • But while Horatio was thus experiencing the vicissitudes of fortune, his beautiful sister suffered little less from the caprice of that fickle goddess. Cited from The Fortunate Foundlings, by Eliza Fowler Haywood
  • Right there on that little cliff he had asked Beth Woodburn to be his wife, and but for that fickle faithlessness of his, who knew what might have been? Cited from Beth Woodburn, by Maud Petitt
  • But the bitter words of Metellus were yet to be echoed by his enemies again and again, until that fickle popular voice took them up, and howled them after the once popular consul. Cited from Cicero, by Rev. W. Lucas Collins
  • What was then left for her to do in that volcano, that land which swallows all greatness and glory, amid that fickle people who change their opinions and passions as an actress changes her dress? Cited from Empress Marie Louise, by Imbert De Saint-Amand
  • This was a knotty case, but his "honour" decided that Mike should pay his share, and, to do that fickle bridegroom justice, he paid up with very little demurring. Cited from Disturbed Ireland, by Bernard H. Becker
  • Swear none, and that fickle one will keep you passionate, in hopes always to lure you into her pitfalls -- to vow and to break -- pain and regret. Cited from Three Weeks, by Elinor Glyn
  • I'm sad and sore afraid, That fickle, and forsworn, I've sported life away, And now am left forlorn. Cited from The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction, Vol. 14, No. 382
  • When next he smiled, we had revived to a keener appreciation of baffled genius ever on the scent for the capture of that fickle goddess, opportunity. Cited from In and Out of Three Normady Inns, Anna Bowman Dodd
  • When a worker in the vineyard of music or the drama offers his choicest tokay to the public, that fickle coquette may turn to the more ordinary and less succulent concord. Cited from The Fifth String, by John Philip Sousa
  • It was to such a man that fickle, wayward Esther gave her heart, only to find that, slow of perception and indifferent to her charm, Honest Jack did not return her love. Cited from Letters of Lady Spencer-Stanhope, v1, by Stirling
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