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vacillate

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Definition to change one's mind back and forth between conflicting ideas

or:

to sway back and forth
  • She was determined and did not vacillate in the least.
vacillate = to change one's mind back and forth between conflicting ideas
  • the line on the monitor vacillated
  • I know of nothing to make me vacillate.
    Eliot, George  --  Middlemarch
  • ...she vacillated between the certainty that he still loved her and the hopelessness of their situation.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Last Song
  • vacillated = changed her mind back and forth
  • Two people were involved-the real murderer, cunning, resourceful and calculating-and the pseudo murderer, stupid, vacillating and suggestible.
    Agatha Christie  --  The ABC Murders
  • vacillating = changing one's mind back and forth between conflicting ideas
  • When the relations of a couple are vacillating and neither one thing nor the other, no sort of enterprise can be undertaken.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  Anna Karenina
  • vacillating = changing one's mind back and forth between conflicting ideas

    or:

    swaying back and forth
  • asked the landlord, vacillating weakly.
    Charles Dickens  --  Great Expectations
  • vacillating = changing his mind (or doubting his earlier opinion)
  • And back home, the media were vacillating between dead and missing, whichever made the best story on the day, I guess.
    Marcus Luttrell  --  Lone Survivor
  • vacillating = changing one's mind back and forth between conflicting ideas
  • She'd decided on it, rejected it, and generally vacillated until she'd disgusted herself.
    J.D. Robb  --  Naked in Death
  • vacillated = changed her mind back and forth
  • He vacillates, halfheartedly initiates, and then draws back and regroups.
    Alexs Pate  --  Amistad
  • vacillates = changes his mind back and forth between conflicting ideas
  • ...and there was so much vacillation as to whether their loyalties lay here or over there that they ended up mired in a...
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  Love in the Time of Cholera
  • vacillation = changing one's mind back and forth
    (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • The vacillation between the various plans that were proposed had even increased after the Emperor had been at headquarters for a month.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • vacillation = changing one's mind back and forth between conflicting ideas
    (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • I have definitely vacillated about scoring again.
    Ellen Hopkins  --  Glass
  • vacillated = changed one's mind back and forth
  • Moody vacillated sometimes asserting his physical dominance, but at other' times attempting to win me over with kindness.
    Betty Mahmoody  --  Not Without My Daughter
  • vacillated = switched back and forth
  • I find it difficult to look at him, vacillating as I do from feeling the deepest empathy for his mortification to being barely able not to laugh.
    Sara Gruen  --  Water for Elephants
  • vacillating = changing back and forth
  • the dollar had fallen, gold risen; strikes had crippled, and governments had vacillated between action and paralysis.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Identity
  • vacillated = swayed back and forth
  • And so long as we vacillate, so long will we pay dearly for the dubious pleasure of not having to make up our minds.
    Alan Paton  --  Cry, the Beloved Country
  • vacillate = to change one's mind back and forth between conflicting ideas
  • I do not think that even I could produce any effect on a character that according to his own brother's admission is irretrievably weak and vacillating.
    Oscar Wilde  --  The Importance of Being Earnest
  • vacillating = changing one's mind back and forth between conflicting ideas
  • The poor woman was very vacillating in her repentance.
    Mary Shelley  --  Frankenstein
  • vacillating = changing one's mind back and forth between conflicting ideas
  • I had been vacillating during the last month between Bruce Wayne and Peter Parker.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Twilight
vacillating = changing my mind back and forth

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