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Sample sentences for the GRE study word vicissitude

vicissitude can be used as a noun

1.So great a vicissitude in his life could not at once be received as real. - from The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
2.the poems were destined to undergo many vicissitudes an. - from The Iliad of Homer by Homer
3.Not seldom in the rapid vicissitudes of the chase, this natural line, with the maternal end loose, becomes entangled with the hempen one, so that the cub is thereby trapped. - from Moby Dick; or The Whale by Herman Melville
4.The vessel which carried Menelaus and Helen was driven by violent tempests to the coast of Egypt, and only after many years of weary wanderings and vicissitudes did they succeed in reaching their home at Sparta. - from Myths and Legends of Ancient Greece and Rome by E.M. Berens
5.Though such a movement on the part of the whale struck under such circumstances, is in no wise unprecedented and indeed is almost always more or less anticipated yet does it present one of the more perilous vicissitudes of the fishery. - from Moby Dick; or The Whale by Herman Melville
6.These labourers, who must sell themselves piece-meal, are a commodity, like every other article of commerce, and are consequently exposed to all the vicissitudes of competition, to all the fluctuations of the market. - from The Communist Manifesto by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels

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