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See also: Fickle
- Quick to change one’s opinion or allegiance; insincere; not loyal or reliable.
- c. 1591–1595, William Shakespeare, “The Tragedie of Romeo and Ivliet”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: Printed by Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358, [Act III, scene v], page 69:
- O Fortune, Fortune, all men call thee fickle, / If thou art fickle, what doſt thou with him / That is renown'd for faith? be fickle Fortune: / For then I hope thou wilt not keepe him long, / But ſend him backe.
- 2010, James Murphy (lyrics and music), “Home”, in This Is Happening, performed by LCD Soundsystem:
- As night has such a local ring / And love and rock are fickle things
- (figuratively) Changeable.
quick to change one’s opinion or allegiance