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on a whim

Based on a sudden, impulsive urge, desire, or idea; without careful planning or because of a capricious inclination. On a whim, we drove to the beach for the weekend. Major governmental policies cannot be decided on a whim; they have to be carefully and rationally thought through.
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Challenges on the horizon: This month, Reiter will perform in Whim W'Him's dancer-curated program.
Whim also offers a 16-piece dinnerware set, which is available online only.
A child who is determined to read books beyond his level of intellectual or aesthetic development isn't in any danger, and indeed may be better situated to one day discover his Whim and to know what to do with it.
With improved mining rates anticipated, the Whim Creek processing facility is being scaled for an annual processing rate of 1.
To look for the WHIM, the researchers examined X-ray observations of a rapidly growing supermassive black hole known as an active galactic nucleus, or AGN.
Target is launching the new Whim by Cynthia Rowley collection this April 2008 with products perfect for creating amazing summer experiences.
Rumsfeld recognized that although the president has extraordinary powers during a declared war to allow for swift prosecution of that war, he has no power to constitute a court--even a military court--on a whim.
Lily McBeth says being a teacher "is not something I got into just as a whim.
And it entered into the viewer's experience too, for instance with The Phantom Public, 2005, a work by Michel Jaffrennou and Thierry Coduys whereby the public can vary the lighting and sound of the exhibition at whim.
As I was driving down my road in Weaverville, NC, I stopped on a whim to buy some tomatoes at a house that always had gorgeous bushels of produce outside for sale.
Charter yachts serve as mini floating five-star resorts, complete with private chefs and crews devoted to fulfilling your every whim.
Many of us have done so and invested countless hours and energy only to have our efforts dismissed and dismantled at the whim of a new pastor whose decisions are final and require no explanation or justification.
In addition to his logical presentation, corporate income is subject to the "art" of accountancy which is ofttimes elastic: Declared dividends are precise, exact and determined by the whim of corporate boards.
In Moore's theocratic dystopia, freedom for religious minorities is a mere privilege or concession that would be revoked at the whim of those in power.
The Listed event was dominated by outsiders as the 21-1 winner defeated Whim and Princess Mix.