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noun

A change, especially a complete change, of condition or circumstances, as of fortune; successive, alternating, or changing phases or conditions, as in We have been friends through the vicissitudes of 44 years of marriage.

The greatest vicissitude of things amongst men is the vicissitude of sects and religions.

—Francis Bacon Of Vicissitude of Things

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