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fluctuate
used in The Time Machine

3 uses
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Definition
to alternately increase and decrease in quantity
  • 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!
    Chapter 3 (43% in)
  • 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.
    Chapter 3 (29% in)
  • The fluctuating contours of the land ebbed and flowed.
    Chapter 12 (2% in)

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