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The War of the Worlds
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  • It was a day of lassitude too, hot and close, with, I am told, a rapidly fluctuating barometer.
  • Men like Schiaparelli watched the red planet—it is odd, by-the-bye, that for countless centuries Mars has been the star of war—but failed to interpret the fluctuating appearances of the markings they mapped so well.
  • Dense clouds of smoke or dust, visible through a powerful telescope on earth as little grey, fluctuating patches, spread through the clearness of the planet’s atmosphere and obscured its more familiar features.

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  • Cattle markets tend to fluctuate a lot, and some years, you don’t make much of anything.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Longest Ride
  • My courage and my resolution is firm; but my hopes fluctuate, and my spirits are often depressed.
    Mary Shelley  --  Frankenstein

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