Translation for 'whim' from English to Russian
NOUN   a whim | whims
SYNO caprice | impulse | notion | ...
прихоть {ж}whim
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Translation for 'whim' from English to Russian

прихоть {ж}
Usage Examples English
  • He is bound to obligations and is also exposed to the whim of the man in power.
  • Originally, the phrase was "a whim-wham for a goose's bridle", with "whim-wham" a word meaning "a fanciful or fantastic object".
  • Doombots can be set to self-destruct whenever they are in risk of being captured or defeated, or at Doom's whim.
  • Yabuki said that "To Love Ru Darkness" started as a "self-indulgent whim" of his. He drew an outline and "dragged" Hasemi back in for a spin-off.
  • The name "Tilly Whim" may have been derived from a former quarryman, George Tilly, and the type of primitive wooden crane used at the time, known as a "whim", also called a "derrick" or "gibbet".

  • It is written in mixed hexameter and iambic lines, an odd whim of Pigres, who also inserted a pentameter line after each hexameter of the "Iliad" as a curious literary game.
  • In 1977, they moved on a whim from west London to Malmesbury, Wiltshire, where he contributed a column to the local paper, the "Wiltshire Gazette and Herald".
  • Appointment to these governorships was completely at the whim of the Emperor and could last anywhere from one to five years.
  • American scholar Leonard W. Levy argues that seditious libel "has always been an accordion-like concept, expandable or contractible at the whim of judges".
  • In Balzac's 1841 novel "Ursule Mirouët" the villainous Goupil warns the fledgling barrister Desire against marrying for a whim, threatening to crush the woman "like Varney crushes Amy Robsart in Kenilworth".

  • A relatively intact horse whim remains at the far northeastern corner of the cliff face.
  • The comedy series "Limmy's Show" featured a sketch in which perpetually-stoned Dee Dee Durie travelled to Yoker on a whim, finding the experience an exciting and terrifying adventure rather than a mundane bus journey.
  • AAP called the indefinite deferral completely arbitrary and asked the court if elections with a prepared schedule could be deferred with such unofficial communications "at the whim of the Central government".
  • By 1960 the Mirani railway station consisted of the station building, lamp room, quarters, loading bank, goods shed, whim derrick and forkline with trucking yards.
  • In 1958, Hall introduced prototype called "capris" (the same name of Hall family's cat from the pronunciation of the French noun for whim).

  • Adrian is Lolo's silent bodyguard and assistant who caters to her every whim. He usually ends up getting rid of Rajeev for her.
  • Creedmoor is still tied up, but Liv cannot decide if she will free him or let him die for his crimes committed at whim of the Gun. She eventually frees him.
  • "Hir, hir, hir" ("Whim, whim, whim") is the sixth album by Croatian pop singer Josipa Lisac, released by Jugoton in 1980.
  • During The Terror, Armand Joseph Dubernad rebuilt one of the castles of the wife of Philippe Egalité, "La Bourdaisière", near from Montlouis destroyed following a whim of Etienne François de Choiseul.
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