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oscillate
used in The Hunchback of Notre Dame

4 uses
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Definition
move or swing from side to side regularly

or:

waver between conflicting positions or courses of action
  • Gringoire mounted the stool, and succeeded, not without some oscillations of head and arms, in regaining his centre of gravity.
    1.2.6 — Vol 1 Bk 2 Chpt 6 — The Broken Jug (74% in)
  • It is no longer anything but a mass of sonorous vibrations incessantly sent forth from the numerous belfries; floats, undulates, bounds, whirls over the city, and prolongs far beyond the horizon the deafening circle of its oscillations.
    1.3.2 — Vol 1 Bk 3 Chpt 2 — A Bird's-Eye View of Paris (95% in)
  • Quasimodo stationed himself in front of this open throat; he crouched and rose with the oscillations of the bell, breathed in this overwhelming breath, gazed by turns at the deep place, which swarmed with people, two hundred feet below him, and at that enormous, brazen tongue which came, second after second, to howl in his ear.
    1.4.3 — Vol 1 Bk 4 Chpt 3 — Immanis Pecoris Custos, Immanior Ipse (74% in)
  • When the boatman had taken his departure, he remained standing stupidly on the strand, staring straight before him and perceiving objects only through magnifying oscillations which rendered everything a sort of phantasmagoria to him.
    2.9.1 — Vol 2 Bk 9 Chpt 1 — Delirium (44% in)

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