vacillate


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waver

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Synonyms for vacillate

to move back and forth or from side to side, as if about to fall

to be irresolute in acting or doing

to change one's attitudes or policies, for example

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Synonyms for vacillate

be undecided about something

move or sway in a rising and falling or wavelike pattern

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I challenge either of the Democratic hopefuls to take a similar position, and not vacillate or avoid the issue as has been their practice to date.
They vacillate between the catchily commercial (``Like a Friend''), artificial down-tempo (``Never Forget'') and mainstream trance (``Connected'' from the Motorola TV spot).
Stamping Ground, a second Kylian essay into contemporay primitivism, this time with aboriginal dance as the inspiration, seemed to vacillate between authenticity and satire, and yet it did not lack invention.
And they'd never vacillate to the sacrilege of TiVo.
Before his enemies, he rants and raves; the next instant, alone, he wipes his mouth with the back of his sleeve and regains a clear phrasing, a reflection of an inflexible logic, a steely determination--that is, until the senses become confused and reason begins to vacillate.
Like almost everything in these images, the human subjects vacillate between absence and presence, in that strange mix of distraction and concentration, that state of reverie that overtakes us when we are waiting for the bus or anticipating our stop.
Displayed in clinical isolation, and aligned parallel to the picture plane, Celmins' subjects vacillate between the voluminous illusionism of traditional landscapes and still lifes and the stenciled abstraction of maps and blueprints.
It's charming to see art objects vacillate like this; two pieces in the show did it particularly effectively.
Scenes that fall somewhere in between - like cute cop banter - vacillate between the different visual approaches.
And again, all the adult illusions that we have invested in contemporary art begin to vacillate in these blocks of persistent immaturity.
Said coach Phil Jackson: ``I vacillate between wanting to spank him and wanting to pat him on the back.
The performances vacillate from outstanding to standard.
It vacillates across time in the iconic Israeli fortress, from American college students on Birthright to ancient separatists gradually losing footing against the Romans.
Oddly, Jeff is frequently unlikeable and vacillates between rage and self-pity, seemingly blaming his father more for stealing his leisure time than expressing sadness or fear.
Much like the alternating themes of antipathy and adjustment, Clive Watkins's extensive range of style vacillates between rhymed verse and unrhymed prose.