Usage examples for whim

  1. Is Joan to die, then, to please your whim? – A Son of the Immortals by Louis Tracy
  2. I don't want to, she repeated, without any explanation of her whim. – Carnival by Compton Mackenzie
  3. That violet- bed beneath the window had been planted fifty years before at the whim of a woman. – The Bars of Iron by Ethel May Dell
  4. Moreover, there was Regina, and there was youth, and there was liberty; and Corbario was at hand, always ready to encourage and satisfy his slightest whim, on the plea that a convalescent must be humoured at any cost, and that there would be time enough to consider what should be done with Regina after Marcello was completely recovered. – Whosoever Shall Offend by F. Marion Crawford
  5. I've heard of last night; 'twas the mad whim of a sick man. – Audrey by Mary Johnston
  6. And you be the only one of them all as is willing to do a difficult thing for an idle whim, if what is the heart's desire can ever be idle. – Martin Pippin in the Apple Orchard by Eleanor Farjeon
  7. Surely this is but a mere whim! – Love Under Fire by Randall Parrish
  8. I was indulged in every whim, and I grew up as selfish and capricious as I was beautiful. – The Pacha of Many Tales by Captain Frederick Marryat
  9. But what a whim! – Hyperion by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  10. This is a whim of mine, but I have a fancy for knowing what kind of girls we are. – The Place Beyond the Winds by Harriet T. Comstock
  11. Ralph nodded, with a smile indulging the whim or mood of his good loyal friend, who he knew was given to heroics. – Ralph of the Roundhouse by Allen Chapman
  12. No human being has the right to separate two hearts for the sake of a mere whim. – Rossmoyne by Unknown
  13. This is the dominant tendency in the city and wherever parents are foolish enough to satisfy the child's every whim. – Rural Life and the Rural School by Joseph Kennedy
  14. Perhaps he was a good soul; if the whim seized him he might pay me for my work a shilling in advance, even without my asking for it. – Hunger by Knut Hamsun
  15. The general, for his part, had- even although pushed without ceremony through a door- behaved with perfect confidence, for he knew that, whatever her whim or her sense of humor, or her impudence, Yasmini would not fail him in the pinch. – Winds of the World by Talbot Mundy
  16. Just a whim, and we had to humor it. – The Film Mystery by Arthur B. Reeve
  17. It was not a mood, nor a whim. – Love Under Fire by Randall Parrish
  18. It was not always thus with her; but, when the whim was upon her, she was irresistible. – When Ghost Meets Ghost by William Frend De Morgan
  19. I wasn't going to let the rabbit go for the sake of a mere whim. – Rossmoyne by Unknown
  20. It was all nonsense, of course- just some foolish, woman's whim or fancy, some ridiculous idea she had got into her head which five minutes' talk between them would dispel. – The Vision of Desire by Margaret Pedler