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oscillate
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Moby Dick
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  • "Screwed at its axis against the side, a swinging lamp slightly oscillates in Jonah’s room; and the ship, heeling over towards the wharf with the weight of the last bales received, the lamp, flame and all, though in slight motion, still maintains a permanent obliquity with reference to the room; though, in truth, infallibly straight itself, it but made obvious the false, lying levels among which it hung.

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  • The needle on the meter was oscillating.
  • He oscillates between playing both sports or just focusing on football.

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