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  • I was out of the water, if only by a fluctuating two, three feet.†   (source)
  • For my project I drew diagrams of the various stages of an embryo's development, I made a giant chicken poster, I graphed the daily fluctuations in temperature and humidity, and I made a line chart documenting the weight loss of each egg.†   (source)
  • The computer reported no change in pressure over that time, other than a minor fluctuation based on temperature.†   (source)
  • He had the horrible impression that he was slowly turning into a kind of aerial that was tuned in to tiny fluctuations in Voldemort's mood, and he was sure he could date this increased sensitivity firmly from his first Occlumency lesson with Snape.†   (source)
  • She had been chubby as a child, at least to some eyes, and in her teens her weight fluctuated wildly.†   (source)
  • I fluctuated between anticipation so intense that it was very nearly pain, and an insidious fear that picked at my resolve.†   (source)
  • The simulation is using her vocal cords, but robs them of the natural fluctuations of human emotion.†   (source)
  • My joy and sadness fluctuated along with my niang's.†   (source)
  • To the southwest, a fluctuating column of light is playing back and forth against the low overhanging cloud layer.†   (source)
  • Barry's new voice crackled with distortion, and fluctuated up and down in pitch.†   (source)
  • No doubt seeing my frustration and doubt through her medical implants, fluctuations of my blood pressure and temperature and respiration.†   (source)
  • Such fluctuations, Olmsted recognized, would greatly increase the difficulty of planting the banks and shores.†   (source)
  • Temperature ten minutes ago was 100.8—it's been fluctuating for several hours.†   (source)
  • He had moved to his feet with a body totally at his command, devoid of the habit of human gesture, gesture rooted in necessity, ritual, fluctuation of mind; and his stillness now was unearthly.†   (source)
  • They tend to fluctuate.†   (source)
  • That might be the reason she felt a sense of unease, fluctuating hormones.†   (source)
  • The slightest fluctuation in the weather outside my window, the smallest passing cloud, the changing position of the sun affected the mood of that room.†   (source)
  • Fluctuating planes.†   (source)
  • Perhaps what we thought we saw was just an optical illusion, a mere reflection of a momentary fluctuation in the light streaming through the window.†   (source)
  • After that morning, the weather fluctuated between bitter cold and then warm and snowy days.†   (source)
  • Ranchers in Colorado today, however, face threats to their livelihood that are unrelated to fluctuations in cattle prices.†   (source)
  • Its appearance ceased to fluctuate then, as if only the absence of color could adequately convey its mood.†   (source)
  • There were so many people, so much to navigate, and as the distance fluctuated between us his hand kept slipping, down my arm to my wrist.†   (source)
  • The device inside the child's body is calibrated to detect minute fluctuations in carbon dioxide, the chief component of human breath.†   (source)
  • The price of silver fluctuates; but the world supply of nickel is limited, and nickel's a sure thing.†   (source)
  • His emotions fluctuated wildly, swinging from anger to depression in sudden fits.†   (source)
  • Cattle markets tend to fluctuate a lot, and some years, you don't make much of anything.†   (source)
  • Many people waved to him—the lifted hand motionless, the fingers fluctuant, like the legs of insects on their backs.†   (source)
  • No wasted breath escaped Johan's lips, no fluctuation in tone, no strain of muscles in his neck.†   (source)
  • His theories of enforced cyclical fluctuations went out with the finances of the Borgias.†   (source)
  • Being with him wasn't without its frustrations for a woman accustomed to less fluctuating moods.†   (source)
  • During the late afternoon and early evening the disturbance she was making fluctuated from time to time, but it kept up naggingly until almost nine o'clock when it diminished steeply and disappeared.†   (source)
  • Fluctuating policy often directs public councils.†   (source)
  • Far to the left Leamas caught sight of a fluctuating light just above the skyline, constantly altering in strength, like the reflection of a fire.†   (source)
  • 25M stood for twenty-five miles walked, 05-20F meant that the bone-brittle temperature fluctuated between 5 and 20 degrees.†   (source)
  • She recorded the fluctuations in a leather-bound logbook and punished or rewarded him accordingly.†   (source)
  • They are easy to maintain, no need to paint since they are usually of aluminum, and are not tied to fluctuating land values.†   (source)
  • Waxing and waning with a peculiar rhythm, it ascended ever more swiftly into the sky, drawing a fluctuating line of light across the stars.†   (source)
  • He could never understand her fluctuating dependence on the weather, an emotional attitude towards it that was alien to him.†   (source)
  • It continuously fluctuates up and down.   (source)
    fluctuates = alternately increases and decreases
  • When you study fluctuations in cotton prices, you find that the graph of price fluctuations in the course of a day looks basically like the graph for a week, which looks basically like the graph for a year, or for ten years.   (source)
    fluctuations = changes
  • Eastasia, smaller than the others and with a less definite western frontier, comprises China and the countries to the south of it, the Japanese islands and a large but fluctuating portion of Manchuria, Mongolia, and Tibet.   (source)
    fluctuating = changing back and forth
  • Ferret and the De Jongs and Ernest Lilly — they came to gamble, and when Ferret wandered into the garden it meant he was cleaned out and Associated Traction would have to fluctuate profitably next day.   (source)
    fluctuate = change
  • But her temper was fluctuating; joy for a few instants shone in her eyes, but it continually gave place to distraction and reverie.   (source)
    fluctuating = changing
  • My application was at first fluctuating and uncertain; it gained strength as I proceeded and soon became so ardent and eager that the stars often disappeared in the light of morning whilst I was yet engaged in my laboratory.   (source)
    fluctuating = alternately increasing and decreasing
  • As they looked at the terminal, the fluctuation was just getting started.†   (source)
  • His happiness and emotions fluctuated depending on how his students performed.†   (source)
  • I want to see the overall fluctuation in the cosmic microwave background.†   (source)
  • No perceptual brain activity, no fluctuation in facial temperature.†   (source)
  • She complained of severe headaches and developed a fever that has been fluctuating up and down.†   (source)
  • I could see from the way her face fluctuated—aware, then blank, then aware again—that she was searching the future.†   (source)
  • He could go without breakfast, graze at lunch, and barely touch dinner, all while working twelve-hour days of constant activity, and still his weight never fluctuated.†   (source)
  • "Comrade Melekhin," Surzpoi called, "I am showing pressure fluctuation on the main loop, number six gauge."†   (source)
  • If the cosmic microwave background is fluctuating this much, we should be able to see it with our own eyes.†   (source)
  • She quickly discovered that within the frequency ranges monitored by Red Coast, solar radiation fluctuated unpredictably.†   (source)
  • If you want to see it show the kind of fluctuation observable by the naked eye, you might have to wait until long after the death of the sun.†   (source)
  • If the kind of fluctuation you anticipate—in excess of one percent—occurs, this line would turn red and become a waveform.†   (source)
  • "What I mean is ...I want to see the isotropic fluctuation in the overall cosmic microwave background, between one and five percent," he said, quoting from Shen's email.†   (source)
  • Then you must know that unlike the local variations we observe in different parts of the universe, the overall fluctuation in the cosmic microwave background is correlated with the expansion of the universe.†   (source)
  • I was actually there to learn how to use the fluctuating rates of the various currencies and offer contracts of the greatest advantage to our potential clients.†   (source)
  • Everyone was staring, a blur of faces fluctuating, shifting, as she moved through them, and then their eyes all turned to me.†   (source)
  • The bulldog fed, J. Edgar Hoover, the Law's debased saint, hyperlinked at last to Sister Edgar—a single fluctuating impulse now, a piece of coded information.†   (source)
  • I don't know, but the fact that her temperature is fluctuating indicates that it's not flu or any other viral infection.†   (source)
  • But I was really there to learn how to convince my contacts in the Eastern bloc that I could use the fluctuating rates of exchange so that purchases made from us would be infinitely more profitable for them.†   (source)
  • From now on, if such great fluctuations occur, the data will be automatically saved to disk.†   (source)
  • It certainly had some quality that made it an anchor against popular fluctuations.†   (source)
  • Trade competitions and market fluctuations are a part of foreign commerce.†   (source)
  • The programme showed small changes, which were to be expected, based on normal fluctuations in the account during the past six months.†   (source)
  • Sometimes, during one of the sudden fluctuations in solar radiation, the surface of the sun was calm.†   (source)
  • Since hundreds of thousands of kilometers of solar material would absorb any shortwave and microwave radiation originating from the core of the sun, the radiation must have come from activities on its surface, so there should have been observable surface activity when these fluctuations occurred.†   (source)
  • Cosmic microwave background radiation very precisely matched the thermal black body spectrum at a temperature of 2.7255 K and was highly isotropic—meaning nearly uniform in every direction—with only tiny temperature fluctuations at the parts per million range.†   (source)
  • All the mysterious sudden fluctuations within narrow frequency bands that she had observed were in fact the result of other radiation coming from space being amplified after reflecting off an energy mirror in the sun.†   (source)
  • Mine are with money and the constant exchange of money — the expansion of it, the markets and their fluctuations — the stability, or lack of it.†   (source)
  • If you gentlemen—" Her wavering glance fluctuated between the three men.†   (source)
  • More precisely, they fluctuated between high optimism and extreme depression.†   (source)
  • There, however, in Chicago, I thought how pleased I was I didn't have to have secrets from her; now there was a dusky sort of fluctuation back from this, as if it were fatal to be without hidden things.†   (source)
  • FATHER WILHELM KLEINSORGE BACK IN THE HOSPITAL in Tokyo for the second time, Father Kleinsorge was suffering from fever, diarrhea, wounds that would not heal, wildly fluctuating blood counts, and utter exhaustion.†   (source)
  • Timeless as the Freudian unconscious beneath the dramatic time world of our fluctuating ego-experience, the old mountain man, the drinker of deep sleep, lived on and on.†   (source)
  • Wherever the Mesopotamian influence extended, the traits of the goddess were touched by the light of this fluctuating star.†   (source)
  • Plender was not an original member of the Brideshead household; he had been Lord Marchmain's servant in the yeomanry, and had only once met Wilcox on the painful occasion of the removal of his master's luggage when it was decided not to return from the war; then Plender had been valet, as, officially, he still was, but he had in the past years introduced a kind of suffragan, a Swiss body-servant, to attend to the wardrobe and also, when occasion arose, lend a hand with less dignified tasks about the house, and had in effect become major-domo of that fluctuating and mobile household; sometimes he even referred to himself on the telephone as "the secretary."†   (source)
  • So the changing, swaying emotions fluctuated in Venters's heart.†   (source)
  • But the Judge had a most discouraging way of fluctuating.†   (source)
  • Joan found that hope was fluctuating, but eternal.†   (source)
  • It was a day of lassitude too, hot and close, with, I am told, a rapidly fluctuating barometer.†   (source)
  • The fluctuating contours of the land ebbed and flowed.†   (source)
  • Her affections had continually been fluctuating but never without an object.†   (source)
  • All this immensity of space whirled and wavered, fluctuating beneath my eyes.†   (source)
  • The game fluctuated, but the average was in Wildeve's favour.†   (source)
  • You must picture Mr. Thomas Marvel as a person of copious, flexible visage, a nose of cylindrical protrusion, a liquorish, ample, fluctuating mouth, and a beard of bristling eccentricity.†   (source)
  • The color in her cheeks was centered like the color in a picture—it was not a "high" color, but a sort of fluctuating and feverish warmth, so shaded that it seemed at any moment it would recede and disappear.†   (source)
  • The boy looked up at his grandfather's narrow gray head which was bent over the bowl again, just as it had been in that long-vanished hour he was talking about, and a familiar feeling stole over him—a strange, half-dreamy, half-scary sense of standing there and yet being tugged away at the same time, a kind of fluctuating permanence, that meant both a return to something and a dizzying, everlasting sameness, a feeling that he knew well from previous occasions and that he had been waiting for, hoping it would touch him again.†   (source)
  • What strange developments of humanity, what wonderful advances upon our rudimentary civilization, I thought, might not appear when I came to look nearly into the dim elusive world that raced and fluctuated before my eyes!†   (source)
  • Imprisonment had made channels for his character, which would never fluctuate as widely now as in the past.†   (source)
  • August had spoken so easily, quite as if he were explaining how to shear a yearling sheep, that Jack's feelings fluctuated between amazement and laughter.†   (source)
  • She had time to take a fresh survey of her wretchedness, and to fluctuate anew between the impulse to confide in Selden and the dread of destroying his illusions.†   (source)
  • the first, a stereoscopic viewer, through the lenses of which you stared at photographs you inserted into it—a Venetian gondolier for example, in all his bloodless and rigid substantiality; the second, a long, tubelike kaleidoscope that you put up to one eye, and by turning a little ring with one hand, you could conjure up a magical fluctuation of colorful stars and arabesques; and finally, a little rotating drum in which you placed a strip of cinematographic film and then looked through an opening on one side to watch a miller wrestle with a chimney sweep, a schoolmaster paddle a pupil, a tightrope-walker do somersaults, or a farmer and his wife dance a rustic waltz.†   (source)
  • It certainly simplified life to view it as a perpetual adjustment, a play of party politics, in which every concession had its recognized equivalent: Lily's tired mind was fascinated by this escape from fluctuating ethical estimates into a region of concrete weights and measures.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • Presently, as I went on, still gaining velocity, the palpitation of night and day merged into one continuous greyness; the sky took on a wonderful deepness of blue, a splendid luminous color like that of early twilight; the jerking sun became a streak of fire, a brilliant arch, in space; the moon a fainter fluctuating band; and I could see nothing of the stars, save now and then a brighter circle flickering in the blue.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • a total of about a hundred millions; I call those second-rate fortunes, that are gained by manufacturing enterprises, joint-stock companies, viceroyalties, and principalities, not drawing more than 1,500,000 francs, the whole forming a capital of about fifty millions; finally, I call those third-rate fortunes, which are composed of a fluctuating capital, dependent upon the will of others, or upon chances which a bankruptcy involves or a false telegram shakes, such as banks, speculations of the day—in fact, all operations under the influence of greater or less mischances, the whole bringing in a real or fictitious capital of about fifteen millions.†   (source)
  • In the stormy fluctuation of his feelings these words of hers seemed to him cruelly neutral, and he looked pale and miserable after his angry outburst.†   (source)
  • There were three different conclusions to be drawn from his silence, between which her mind was in fluctuation; each of them at times being held the most probable.†   (source)
  • This is truer in light fluctuating puffs of air than in steady breezes; though the squalls of even the latter are familiarly known to be uncertain and baffling in all mountainous regions and narrow waters.†   (source)
  • In this republican country, amid the fluctuating waves of our social life, somebody is always at the drowning-point.†   (source)
  • For as its belt sparkled and glittered now in one part and now in another, and what was light one instant, at another time was dark, so the figure itself fluctuated in its distinctness: being now a thing with one arm, now with one leg, now with twenty legs, now a pair of legs without a head, now a head without a body: of which dissolving parts, no outline would be visible in the dense gloom wherein they melted away.†   (source)
  • Silas, feeling bound to accept rebuke and admonition as a brotherly office, felt no resentment, but only pain, at his friend's doubts concerning him; and to this was soon added some anxiety at the perception that Sarah's manner towards him began to exhibit a strange fluctuation between an effort at an increased manifestation of regard and involuntary signs of shrinking and dislike.†   (source)
  • He was clear-sighted enough to be aware that her uncle and aunt would have looked kindly on his suit, and indeed, without this encouragement he would never have persevered in going to the Farm; but it was impossible to come to any but fluctuating conclusions about Hetty's feelings.†   (source)
  • The men who live in democracies are too fluctuating for a certain number of them ever to succeed in laying down a code of good breeding, and in forcing people to follow it.†   (source)
  • Every New Englander might easily raise all his own breadstuffs in this land of rye and Indian corn, and not depend on distant and fluctuating markets for them.†   (source)
  • Thy resolution may fluctuate on the wild and changeful billows of human opinion, but mine is anchored on the Rock of Ages.†   (source)
  • Mr Nickleby's income, at the period of his marriage, fluctuated between sixty and eighty pounds PER ANNUM.†   (source)
  • I fluctuate a little; that's the truth.†   (source)
  • When the war ended, and the independence of the States was acknowledged, Mr. Temple turned his attention from the pursuit of commerce, which was then fluctuating and uncertain, to the settlement of those tracts of land which he had purchased.†   (source)
  • For it may be argued with great plausibility that reminiscence is less an endowment than a disease, and that expectation in its only comfortable form—that of absolute faith—is practically an impossibility; whilst in the form of hope and the secondary compounds, patience, impatience, resolve, curiosity, it is a constant fluctuation between pleasure and pain.†   (source)
  • The moon had fallen behind a sheet of thin, fleecy, clouds, which skirted the horizon, leaving just enough of its faint and fluctuating light, to render objects visible, dimly revealing their forms and proportions.†   (source)
  • The men of this party said and thought that what was wrong resulted chiefly from the Emperor's presence in the army with his military court and from the consequent presence there of an indefinite, conditional, and unsteady fluctuation of relations, which is in place at court but harmful in an army; that a sovereign should reign but not command the army, and that the only way out of the position would be for the Emperor and his court to leave the army; that the mere presence of the Emperor paralyzed the action of fifty thousand men required to secure his personal safety, an†   (source)
  • In a hard way, and in an uncertain way that fluctuated between patronage and putting down, the sprinkling from a watering-pot and hydraulic pressure, Mrs Clennam showed an interest in this dependent.†   (source)
  • The townsfolk understood every fluctuation in the rustic's condition, for it affected their receipts as much as the labourer's; they entered into the troubles and joys which moved the aristocratic families ten miles round—for the same reason.†   (source)
  • In the midst of the perpetual fluctuation of society the community is irritated by so permanent an institution, and is led to attack it in order to see whether it can be shaken and controlled, like all the other institutions of the country.†   (source)
  • The growing competition among the bourgeois, and the resulting commercial crises, make the wages of the workers ever more fluctuating.†   (source)
  • Karamazov is just such a two-sided nature, fluctuating between two extremes, that even when moved by the most violent craving for riotous gayety, he can pull himself up, if something strikes him on the other side.†   (source)
  • By this fluctuation the pond asserts its title to a shore, and thus the shore is shorn, and the trees cannot hold it by right of possession.†   (source)
  • Some slipped a little downward, some got higher footing: people denied aspirates, gained wealth, and fastidious gentlemen stood for boroughs; some were caught in political currents, some in ecclesiastical, and perhaps found themselves surprisingly grouped in consequence; while a few personages or families that stood with rocky firmness amid all this fluctuation, were slowly presenting new aspects in spite of solidity, and altering with the double change of self and beholder.†   (source)
  • The changes of a fevered room are slow and fluctuating; but the changes of the fevered world are rapid and irrevocable.†   (source)
  • To despise the natural bonds and legitimate pleasures of home, is to contract a taste for excesses, a restlessness of heart, and the evil of fluctuating desires.†   (source)
  • It was in the midst of such a scene that the family of the squatter assembled to make their final decision, concerning the several individuals who had been thrown into their power, by the fluctuating chances of the incidents related.†   (source)
  • But whilst the transition from one social condition to another is going on, there is almost always a time when men's minds fluctuate between the aristocratic notion of subjection and the democratic notion of obedience.†   (source)
  • She remained sitting, though the fluctuation in her look might have told any man who knew her so well as Wildeve that she was thinking of him.†   (source)
  • In countries where modern civilisation has become fully developed, a new class of petty bourgeois has been formed, fluctuating between proletariat and bourgeoisie and ever renewing itself as a supplementary part of bourgeois society.†   (source)
  • The younger members of the family in the mansion house, of which Louisa Grant was now habitually one, were by no means indifferent observers of these fluctuating and tardy changes.†   (source)
  • It is remarkable that this fluctuation, whether periodical or not, appears thus to require many years for its accomplishment.†   (source)
  • The game fluctuated, now in favour of one, now in favour of the other, without any great advantage on the side of either.†   (source)
  • Now, poor Flora, being always in fluctuating expectation of the time when Clennam would renew his boyhood and be madly in love with her again, received the whisper with the utmost delight; not only as rendered precious by its mysterious character, but as preparing the way for a tender interview in which he would declare the state of his affections.†   (source)
  • [Footnote a: See Appendix W.] I have also had occasion to show how the increasing love of well-being, and the fluctuating character of property, cause democratic nations to dread all violent disturbance†   (source)
  • These facts, and sundry others of a similar nature, had often been recapitulated with suitable exultation in the presence of her daughters, and the bosoms of the young Amazons were now strangely fluctuating between natural terror and the ambitious wish to do something that might render them worthy of being the children of such a mother.†   (source)
  • Our life is like a German Confederacy, made up of petty states, with its boundary forever fluctuating, so that even a German cannot tell you how it is bounded at any moment.†   (source)
  • Whilst she abstractedly watched them spinning and fluctuating in the increasing moonlight she suddenly heard her name whispered by a voice over her shoulder.†   (source)
  • As the desire of well-being is universal—as fortunes are slender or fluctuating—as everyone wants either to increase his own resources, or to provide fresh ones for his progeny, men clearly see that it is profit which, if not wholly, at least partially, leads them to work.†   (source)
  • No reply was returned by his companion, since none could be given; and when Venn left, a few minutes later, Clym had passed from the dullness of sorrow to the fluctuation of carking incertitude.†   (source)
  • At one rod from the shore its greatest fluctuation, when observed by means of a level on land directed toward a graduated staff on the ice, was three quarters of an inch, though the ice appeared firmly attached to the shore.†   (source)
  • In democracies, as the conditions of life are very fluctuating, men have almost always recently acquired the advantages which they possess; the consequence is that they feel extreme pleasure in exhibiting them, to show others and convince themselves that they really enjoy them.†   (source)
  • When property becomes so fluctuating, and the love of property so restless and so ardent, I cannot but fear that men may arrive at such a state as to regard every new theory as a peril, every innovation as an irksome toil, every social improvement as a stepping-stone to revolution, and so refuse to move altogether for fear of being moved too far.†   (source)
  • Amid the fluctuating sentiments of the day her unpractical mind had not dwelt on the necessity of being well-provided, and now that she thoroughly realized the condition she sighed bitterly and ceased to stand erect, gradually crouching down under the umbrella as if she were drawn into the Barrow by a hand from beneath.†   (source)
  • They have vague anticipations of some sudden and unforeseen change in their conditions; they mistrust themselves; they fear lest their taste should change, and lest they should lament that they cannot rid themselves of what they coveted; nor are such fears unfounded, for in democratic ages that which is most fluctuating amidst the fluctuation of all around is the heart of man.†   (source)
  • They have vague anticipations of some sudden and unforeseen change in their conditions; they mistrust themselves; they fear lest their taste should change, and lest they should lament that they cannot rid themselves of what they coveted; nor are such fears unfounded, for in democratic ages that which is most fluctuating amidst the fluctuation of all around is the heart of man.†   (source)
  • The restless and insatiable vanity of a democratic people originates so entirely in the equality and precariousness of social conditions, that the members of the haughtiest nobility display the very same passion in those lesser portions of their existence in which there is anything fluctuating or contested.†   (source)
  • Her family had of late been exceedingly fluctuating.†   (source)
  • On the long flank of it the rain crashes steadily, myriad, fluctuant.†   (source)
  • Presently there were no good spells, merely brief fluctuations in the speed of his decline.†   (source)
  • Their squabbling, their stridence drowned memory; that tireless tossing of their bodies, their whirring gestures, jerky antics stitched a fluctuant, tough, ever-renewing veil between himself and terror.†   (source)
  • But the Martians were lifted above all these organic fluctuations of mood and emotion.†   (source)
  • Emma watched her through the fluctuations of this speech, and saw no alarming symptoms of love.†   (source)
  • Apart from motions, a complete diorama of the fluctuations of the game went on in their eyes.†   (source)
  • With many jolts he perceived that even outside the bedroom he had to consider the fluctuations and variables of his wife, as A Woman, and sometimes as A Rich Woman.†   (source)
  • It is a crop always salable for ready money, not usually subject to great yearly fluctuations in price, and one which the Negroes know how to raise.†   (source)
  • Nonsense, by July he was hale and hearty again, for several weeks, until a major physical suddenly loomed up ahead—ordered because of the cursed fluctuations in his temperature.†   (source)
  • No one could have kept a more accurate record of social fluctuations, or have put a more unerring finger on the distinguishing features of each season: its dulness, its extravagance, its lack of balls or excess of divorces.†   (source)
  • Then it had had a transparency through which the fluctuations of the spirit were sometimes tragically visible; now its impenetrable surface suggested a process of crystallization which had fused her whole being into one hard brilliant substance.†   (source)
  • I cleared and steadied my voice to reply: "All is changed about me, sir; I must change too — there is no doubt of that; and to avoid fluctuations of feeling, and continual combats with recollections and associations, there is only one way — Adele must have a new governess, sir."†   (source)
  • Past now the bleeding of earthly regrets; past its fluctuations of hope, and fear, and desire; the human will, bent, and bleeding, and struggling long, was now entirely merged in the Divine.†   (source)
    In the tides of Life, in Action's storm,
    A fluctuant wave,
    A shuttle free,
    Birth and the Grave,
    An eternal sea,
    A weaving, flowing
    Life, all-glowing,
    Thus at Time's humming loom 'tis my hand prepares
    The garment of Life which the Deity wears!†   (source)
  • His mind wavered for a whole hour in fluctuations with which there was certainly mingled some struggle.†   (source)
  • The Catholics, bad harvests, and the mysterious fluctuations of trade were the three evils mankind had to fear; even the floods had not been great of late years.†   (source)
  • It is clear to you, I hope, that Stephen was not a hypocrite,—capable of deliberate doubleness for a selfish end; and yet his fluctuations between the indulgence of a feeling and the systematic concealment of it might have made a good case in support of Philip's accusation.†   (source)
  • Through the remainder of this day Godfrey, with only occasional fluctuations, kept his will bent in the direction of a complete avowal to his father, and he withheld the story of Wildfire's loss till the next morning, that it might serve him as an introduction to heavier matter.†   (source)
  • It was eventually known that Gabriel, though paid a fixed wage by Bathsheba independent of the fluctuations of agricultural profits, had made an engagement with Boldwood by which Oak was to receive a share of the receipts—a small share certainly, yet it was money of a higher quality than mere wages, and capable of expansion in a way that wages were not.†   (source)
  • We perceive vast fluctuations in that fog, a dizzy mirage, paraphernalia of war almost unknown to-day, pendant colbacks, floating sabre-taches, cross-belts, cartridge-boxes for grenades, hussar dolmans, red boots with a thousand wrinkles, heavy shakos garlanded with torsades, the almost black infantry of Brunswick mingled with the scarlet infantry of England, the Englis†   (source)
  • What fluctuations there were in her busy thoughts and feelings, while Mr. Irwine was pronouncing the solemn "Absolution" in her deaf ears, and through all the tones of petition that followed!†   (source)
  • This perpetual change which goes on in the United States, these frequent vicissitudes of fortune, accompanied by such unforeseen fluctuations in private and in public wealth, serve to keep the minds of the citizens in a perpetual state of feverish agitation, which admirably invigorates their exertions, and keeps them in a state of excitement above the ordinary level of mankind.†   (source)
  • These labourers, who must sell themselves piece-meal, are a commodity, like every other article of commerce, and are consequently exposed to all the vicissitudes of competition, to all the fluctuations of the market.†   (source)
  • It seemed like the fluctuations of a dream—as if the action begun by that loud bloated stranger were being carried on by this pale-eyed sickly looking piece of respectability, whose subdued tone and glib formality of speech were at this moment almost as repulsive to him as their remembered contrast.†   (source)
  • Our deeds carry their terrible consequences, quite apart from any fluctuations that went before—consequences that are hardly ever confined to ourselves.†   (source)
  • Without thinking it worth while to explain that in the course of some quarter of a century he had experienced occasional slight fluctuations in his health and spirits, Clennam answered generally that he had never been better, or something equally to the purpose; and shook hands with the possessor of 'that head' as it shed its patriarchal light upon him.†   (source)
  • It had as many ramifications as the Cretan labyrinth, as many fluctuations as the Northern Lights, as much colour as a parterre in June, and was as crowded with figures as a coronation.†   (source)
  • However small an electoral body may be, the fluctuations of democracy are constantly changing its aspect; it must, therefore, be courted unceasingly.†   (source)
  • Those who live in the midst of democratic fluctuations have always before their eyes the phantom of chance; and they end by liking all undertakings in which chance plays a part.†   (source)
  • In the midst of these perpetual fluctuations of his lot, the present grows upon his mind, until it conceals futurity from his sight, and his looks go no further than the morrow.†   (source)
  • In democratic ages, the extreme fluctuations of men and the impatience of their desires keep them perpetually on the move; so that the inhabitants of different countries intermingle, see, listen to, and borrow from each other's stores.†   (source)
  • In France, to name but one agency, there is the Société des Parlers de France, with its diligent inquiries into changing forms; moreover, the Académie itself is endlessly concerned with the [Pg005] subject, and is at great pains to observe and note every fluctuation in usage.†   (source)
  • Because of his fluctuating incertitude as to whether this observation had or had not been already made by him to Stephen or by Stephen to him.†   (source)
  • Because the controlled contemplation of the fluctuation of attraction produced, if desired, a fluctuation of pleasure.†   (source)
  • The sober people of America are weary of the fluctuating policy which has directed the public councils.†   (source)
  • She scarce had said, though brief, when now more bold
    The Tempter, but with show of zeal and love
    To Man, and indignation at his wrong,
    New part puts on; and, as to passion moved,
    Fluctuates disturbed, yet comely and in act
    Raised, as of some great matter to begin.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • A body so fluctuating and at the same time so numerous, can never be deemed proper for the exercise of that power.†   (source)
  • She finds that she is held in no respect by her friends; that she is the derision of her enemies; and that she is a prey to every nation which has an interest in speculating on her fluctuating councils and embarrassed affairs.†   (source)
  • The fluctuating and, taking its future increase into the account, the multitudinous composition of that body, forbid us to expect in it those qualities which are essential to the proper execution of such a trust.†   (source)
  • And we need not be apprehensive that there will be too much stability, while there is even the option of changing; nor need we desire to prohibit the people from continuing their confidence where they think it may be safely placed, and where, by constancy on their part, they may obviate the fatal inconveniences of fluctuating councils and a variable policy.†   (source)
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