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va suh layt

  • v  be undecided about something; waver between conflicting positions or courses of action
  • v  move or sway in a rising and falling or wavelike pattern
    the line on the monitor vacillated

  • Robert's bottom less ambition made Julia vacillate between a passionate admiration of him and a jealousy that often came close to hatred.
  • Our imaginations vacillate between an Edenic Latin America, which nevertheless betrayed our parents, and the repellent plate-glass doors of a real American city, which has been .
  • Beneath the multicolored surface, the city's 407,018 inhabitants vacillate between racial harmony and ethnic tension.
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  • Can Dwight Howard's Image Survive If He Leaves LA Lakers?
    Dwight Howard 's image will vacillate long after he's decided whether or not he wants to leave the Los Angeles Lakers, and the decision he makes will have a major impact on where it eventually settles.  It's hard to remember now, but Howard was once one of the more popular players in the NBA . Before his falling out with the Orlando Magic, his athletic play, performance in the Slam Dunk Contest ...
    July 4, 2013 - Bleacher Report

  • Barack Obama in McClatchy Washington Bureau
    What (McCain) didn't mention is when he was running for his party's nomination, he walked away from that commitment,Obama said. "If we are going to solve the challenges we face, we can't vacillate, we can't shift depending on politics."
  • Mike Martz in USA Today
    If I vacillate with that quarterback, which I did recently, it's the wrong thing to do,Martz said. "What happens is, the trust I have in that quarterback, the rest of the players are looking at this, too. We like to think that what we have...
  • Mike Beebe in The Morning News
    I vacillate on both sides of it, and I may not know how I'm going to vote 'til I walk into the voting booth,Beebe said.

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