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kuh pri shis lee

  • r  unpredictably
  • r  in a capricious manner
    there were Turk's head lilies and patches of iris , islands of brilliant blue set capriciously in the green sea

  • Stiff-shirted patriarchs have capriciously denied their children love filial and romantic in melodrama for millennia, from Medea to Romeo and Juliet to The Barretts of .
  • The rules were enforced capriciously, sometimes ferociously, by religious police from the Orwellian-named Ministry for the Promotion of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice.
  • Lawyers and human-rights groups have long said the government uses it capriciously in order to silence its perceived "enemies.
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  • Report: newspapers want McNair vs. NCAA case unsealed
    Two years ago, former USC assistant Todd McNair sued the NCAA for libel, slander, breach of contract and negligence in the Reggie Bush case. The suit also alleged that NCAA officials “arbitrarily and capriciously decided to ruin his career to further their own agenda.” According to, two newspapers — the New York Times and…
    June 19, 2013 - NBC Sports: CollegeFootballTalk

  • Sam Johnson in Los Angeles Times
    Just because the housing market has tumbled doesn't mean we should capriciously finance a big fat government bailout,said Rep. Sam Johnson (R-Texas).
  • Henry Louis Gates in
    Last night Gates said he was "appalled that any American could be treated as capriciously by an individual police officer. He should look into his soul and he should apologise to me. If so, I will be prepared to forgive him."
  • Anthony Scirica in Philadelphia Inquirer
    The FCC, Scirica wrote, "arbitrarily and capriciously departed from its prior policy excepting fleeting broadcast material from the scope of actionable indecency."

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