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fluctuate
used in The Brothers Karamazov

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Definition
to alternately increase and decrease in quantity
  • 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.
    Book 12 — A Judicial Error (78% in)

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