fluctuate

Part of speech: verb

To move like waves; undulate; waver; oscillate.

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Usage examples "fluctuate":

  1. The same process must be repeated in every member of which the body is constituted; and the execution of the plans framed by the councils of the whole, will always fluctuate on the discretion of the ill- informed and prejudiced opinion of every part. - "Public Opinion", Walter Lippmann.
  2. In the spring of 1863 the issue of conscription drew the line fairly sharply between the two political coalitions, though each continued to fluctuate, more or less, to the end of the war. - "Abraham Lincoln and the Union A Chronicle of the Embattled North, Volume 29 In The Chronicles Of America Series", Nathaniel W. Stephenson.
  3. The element of power, in all the expressions of such a mind, will fluctuate; but every one of its expressions will be sincere and in a greater or less degree will be vital with a universal and permanent significance. - "Shadows of the Stage", William Winter.