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vacillate
used in Anna Karenina

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

or:

to sway back and forth
  • When the relations of a couple are vacillating and neither one thing nor the other, no sort of enterprise can be undertaken.
    Part Seven (70% in)
vacillating = changing one's mind back and forth between conflicting ideas

or:

swaying back and forth
  • Round the samovar and the hostess the conversation had been meanwhile vacillating in just the same way between three inevitable topics: the latest piece of public news, the theater, and scandal.
    Part Two (14% in)

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