- vicious circle,
- vickers number,
Origin of vicissitude
Examples from the Web for vicissitudes
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.From PTSD to Prison: Why Veterans Become Criminals|Matthew Wolfe|July 28, 2013|DAILY BEAST
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.
Much wisdom is demanded of an Irish leader in deciding the tactical questions arising from the vicissitudes of British parties.Ireland and the Home Rule Movement|Michael F. J. McDonnell
It is impossible to follow here the language struggle in Finland in all its vicissitudes.Through Finland in Carts|Ethel Brilliana Alec-Tweedie
Nothing that home to them means home, and will always do so, to the end of life, what vicissitudes soever that may involve?Ginger-Snaps|Fanny Fern
It is surprising how one is fortified for the vicissitudes of the road by such a deliberate attitude of mind.Across the Continent by the Lincoln Highway|Effie Price Gladding
However the men may long to return, they accept none the less heroically the vicissitudes of the situation.Letters of a Soldier|Anonymous
Word Origin for vicissitude
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.