Examples of fickle in a Sentence
The Weak will suck up to the Strong, for fear of losing their jobs and their money and all the fickle power they wielded only twenty-four hours ago. —Hunter S. Thompson, Rolling Stone, 11 Nov. 2004
The corporate fan who has replaced the core fan is a fickle beast, choosy about which games he'll use his precious free time to attend. —E. M. Swift, Sports Illustrated, 15 May 2000
A failed play was a denial of what Odets was owed, for he was chasing the public no differently than did his bourgeois and nonrevolutionary contemporaries, a public as fickle as it always was and is. —Arthur Miller, Harper's, March 1999
War is like hard-drug abuse or a fickle lover, an apparently contradictory bolt of compulsion, agony and ecstasy that draws you back in the face of better judgment time and time again. —Anthony Loyd, My War Gone By, 1999
He blames poor sales on fickle consumers.
a fickle friendship that was on and off over the years
Recent Examples of fickle from the Web
This is Rachel’s mystery, concerned not with the nature of time and space, but with the strange decisions made by the fickle meat inside other people’s heads.
In the 1990s, however, a consensus emerged among scholars that democratic countries, rather than being fickle partners, were actually quite good at making durable commitments.
But Noriega was a fickle ally, reports Archibold of the Times.
Pop music is a fickle world, and technology now allows albums to be dropped immediately, and for bands to find success from a video overnight.
And thus continued the Indians' fickle, disjointed season of mostly uninspiring play.
Nature can be fickle and fields sometimes get picked out before new fruit is ready.
In their efforts to win over notoriously fickle warlords and chieftains, the officials say, the agency’s operatives have used a variety of personal services.
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Origin and Etymology of fickle
Middle English fikel deceitful, inconstant, from Old English ficol deceitful; akin to Old English befician to deceive, and probably to Old English fāh hostile — more at foe
First Known Use: 13th century
Synonym Discussion of fickle
FICKLE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of fickle for English Language Learners
: changing often
: changing opinions often
FICKLE Defined for Kids
Definition of fickle for Students
: changing often : not reliable fickle friends fickle weather
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