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flux

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Definition constant change

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  • My opinions on the matter are in flux.
  • Alliances in the region are in a state of flux.
  • the flux following the death of the emperor
  • All impurities burned out and ready for a glorious flux, and for that—more fire.
    John Steinbeck  --  East of Eden
  • We were still in flux, as had been clear at the table that night as I watched my mother and sisters come together again.
    Sarah Dessen  --  Just Listen
  • So do flux and reflux—the rhythm of change—alternate and persist in everything under the sky.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Tess of the d'Urbervilles
  • I sat there, feeling the flux and flow of power within me.
    Luis J. Rodriguez  --  Always Running
  • I looked out my window at the ocean again, so steady and vast, seemingly never changing and yet always in flux.
    Sarah Dessen  --  Along for the Ride
  • There was only an insane flux and re-flux of getting and spending.
    Thomas Wolfe  --  Look Homeward, Angel
  • But unlike Confederate opinion on slavery, which remained relatively constant until the final months of the war, Union opinion was in a state of flux.
    James M. McPherson  --  What They Fought For - 1861-1865
  • He would eat enormous quantities of it, with resultant crises of bleeding flux.
    William Faulkner  --  Light in August
  • Our perceptions of everything are organized by the flux of sensations passing over that framework.
    Neal Stephenson  --  Snow Crash
  • I hope you die of a bloody flux.
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Game of Thrones
  • When I open my eyes, she's in flux.
    Libba Bray  --  Sweet Far Thing
  • McKusick began his research on the Lacks family at a time of great flux in research oversight.
    Rebecca Skloot  --  The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
  • As for dysentery—the "bloody flux" as the ladies delicately called it—it seemed to have spared no one from private to general.
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind
  • —Learn of the wise, and perpend: civet is of a baser birth than tar,—the very uncleanly flux of a cat.
    William Shakespeare  --  As You Like It
  • In the flux and reflux of the whirling torture of Jane's mind, that new, daring spirit of hers vanished in the old habitual order of her life.
    Zane Grey  --  Riders of the Purple Sage
  • At most the rods could absorb just less than one percent of the neutron flux, but this was enough either to permit the reaction or to prevent it.
    Tom Clancy  --  The Hunt for Red October
  • Is it worth while attempting the past when there is this continual flux even in the hearts of men?
    E.M. Forster  --  Howards End

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