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the act of moving from one place to another

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continuously varying

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changing position or direction

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(of soil) unstable

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Companies that insist on using this shiftingly defined and inevitably misleading and false touchstone of an advertising label hoist with their own rhetorical petard.
One Tehachepi (sic), in oil on canvas, is an allover composition packed with hard-outlined cartoonlike blossoms, each inlaid with a pastel shade, that intermingle to create shiftingly mottled blocks of color--imagine a symbolist/pointillist/Orientalist Pattern and Decoration Pop Rothko.
The reality of the French-American relationship is far more complex than this binary formulation, however, if only because both parties bring such finely honed complexes of superiority and inferiority to it, each shiftingly sure and unsure about whether to lecture to or learn from the other.
As so often in Malouf's fiction, we find ourselves in a liminal space, where land and sea merge, shiftingly.
A]t least since the eighteenth century in England and America, the continuum of male homosocial bonds has been brutally structured by a secularized and psychologized homophobia, which has excluded certain shiftingly and more or less arbitrarily defined segments of the continuum from participating in the overarching male entitlement--in the complex web of male power over the production, reproduction, and exchange of goods, persons, and meanings.