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whimsey

[ hwim-zee, wim- ]
/ ˈʰwɪm zi, ˈwɪm- /
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noun, plural whim·seys.
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How to use whimsey in a sentence

  • But if it calms you to play like this, I am ready to humour so ridiculous a whimsey.'

  • I'm all right, I'm gettin' on all right,'an' then 'e went; seemed to go ower the whimsey an' back towards th' wood.

    The White Peacock|D. H. (David Herbert) Lawrence
  • Geoffrey Montfichet's reason for wishing to be known as the Scarlet Knight was no idle whimsey, as the others had guessed.

    Robin Hood|Paul Creswick
  • The whole affair was the mere whimsey of his own freakish imagination.

    The Real Shelley, Vol. I (of 2)|John Cordy Jeaffreson
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