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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Many counselor's-in-training vacillate between stages.
The Government may vacillate over the role of manufacturing industry in a 21st century economy - witness its feeble response to the developments at Corus on Teesside - but people here do not harbour such doubts.
But the key material here was paper, and the key operation (as other critics have noted vis-a-vis James's earlier shows) was folding, the means by which a single object may vacillate from 2-D to 3-D, sculpture to drawing, and thus occupy a neither-nor space in between--just as the blue screen occupies an ambiguous zone between immanence and absence.
I vacillate between answering "yes" and "no" to each, check to see which response feels more like the truth and gets me closer to understanding.
Appiah contends that Wright in Black Power (1954) has no attachment to or interest in Africa; as a result, the reader witnesses Wright's mood swings as they vacillate between condescension and paranoia.
The brackishly colored figures vacillate between states of terror and jubilation, caught between suspension and flight.
Suggestively here Gentilcore appears to vacillate between playing the role of Virgil and Beatrice, as he seems to be guiding the reader at one moment through hell and the next through heaven, but nicely in the end he shows us how all that he describes is part of one very richly revealing divine comedy, that made up the sacred world of early modern Terra d'Otranto.
A couple dovish rounds of Fedspeak from Evans and Harker didn't hurt either, while stocks continue to vacillate in and out of the red.
Nearly all of the photos are shiny, generously sized Cibachromes mounted on aluminum museum boxes, which give them an almost holographic quality--they seem to vacillate between flatness and dimensionality.
Even the academy's published statement of mission seems to vacillate. The first clause in the 1981 version was "to graduate outstanding young Americans with definite ambitions to serve as leaders in the United States Maritime Industry.' Today, the first goal listed is "to serve the economic and national security interest of the United States.
Treasury Action: yields remained below highs settling back in after yesterday's surge, even as stocks vacillate in and out of the green.
Along the way, her relationships with Daniel and Oliver vacillate between better and worse.
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.
"Writing is after all, in its way, a satori," claims Barthes, "a more or less powerful seism which causes knowledge, or the subject, to vacillate: it creates an emptiness in language." This enchanting emptiness is the productive force in Gonzalez-Foerster's works.
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. "I like the times when Hamlet doesn't exactly know the extent of his madness," the actor remarks.