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While on the question of vagaries, I shall tell what befell Thomas Mugridge in the cabin, and at the same time complete an incident upon which I have already touched once or twice.
Say that you will be my wife, Virginia, and we need have no more fears that the strange vagaries of your father's mind can ever again jeopardize your life or your happiness as they have in the past.
He has listened to the vagaries of the prophets, who have given to him the sumptuous bubble of Paradise.
She had discovered that a lane opened out below the apple orchard and ran up through a belt of woodland; and she had explored it to its furthest end in all its delicious vagaries of brook and bridge, fir coppice and wild cherry arch, corners thick with fern, and branching byways of maple and mountain ash.
How he came to lend himself to the vagaries of such a set I cannot imagine.
That said, and taking into account the disadvantages and dangers associated with canal tow paths and parks, I would be very supportive of this initiative if it were not for the vagaries of our weather.
The company said that it would be offering services that would provide financial protection to farmers to counter the vagaries of nature.
He's about to discover that it's one thing navigating the vagaries of romance, but it's quite another navigating an ironing pile the size of Boris Becker.
View: The company's wide geographical stretch means it is not too exposed to the vagaries of any particular market.
Such are the vagaries of golf that Bell's superb round was followed by an 85 in the second round of the Northern Order of Merit qualifier.
It shows the vagaries of our weather, after a March which was considerably colder and wetter than average.
IT IS still taking a while for Jaunde Ramos to get to grips with the vagaries of the English language.