Art must be used in service of the people—and is always subject to the vicissitudes of the party line.
One by one, nine men, all military veterans, updated the judge on the vicissitudes of their week.
But no matter what the vicissitudes of life, I am still glad that I came of age in Boston, and that it taught me what it did.
John Avenel's vote for Egerton gave another turn to the vicissitudes of that memorable election.
The vicissitudes of life produced the strongest contrasts of fortune.
Like all sublunary things, Rome has felt the vicissitudes of time and fortune.
For during the violence of the gale, he had only steered according to its vicissitudes.
During eighteen years they had, through all vicissitudes, been faithful to the Crown.
But this was the period of powerful, sometimes of terrible, vicissitudes.
The same thing takes place in other tropical regions, subject to vicissitudes of draught and moisture.
1560s, from Middle French vicissitude (14c.), from Latin vicissitudinem (nominative vicissitudo) "change," from vicissim "changeably, in turn," from vicis "a turn, change" (see vicarious). Related: Vicissitudes.