What the record really shows is just how much the fate of the Presidency is governed by the vagaries of chance.
After all, radically purist ideologies need to be sheltered from the vagaries of the world, and they can be expensive to maintain.
Luttrell said, I have known Rogers for sixty years, and have never yet been able to account for any one of his vagaries.
The power to hold in check the vagaries of imagination may be gone.
Thus the Daisy Cutter and his vagaries became a proverb in Birmingham.
The vagaries of the mountain atmosphere rarely concerned him.
She had as many moods as an April day; and would have much surprised Dr. Alec by her vagaries, had he known them all.
The vagaries of the human mind are beyond our understanding.
He may be accustomed to the vagaries of his friends and acquaintances under the influence of love.
Pussy sat at the window watching my vagaries with astonishment.
1570s, "a wandering, a roaming journey," probably from Latin vagari "to wander, roam, be unsettled, spread abroad," from vagus "roving, wandering" (see vague). Current meaning of "eccentric notion or conduct" (1620s) is from notion of mental wandering. Related: Vagaries.