FLUCTUATE in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of FLUCTUATE
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
fluctuate
 v.  rise and fall in or as if in waves; shift; vary irregularly
Classic Sentence: (18 in 2 pages)
1  She had time to take a fresh survey of her wretchedness, and to fluctuate anew between the impulse to confide in Selden and the dread of destroying his illusions.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 15
2  It had as many ramifications as the Cretan labyrinth, as many fluctuations as the northern lights, as much colour as a parterre in June, and was as crowded with figures as a coronation.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 2: 3 How a Little Sound Produced a Great Dream
3  Apart from motions, a complete diorama of the fluctuations of the game went on in their eyes.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 3: 8 A New Force Disturbs the Current
4  Past now the bleeding of earthly regrets; past its fluctuations of hope, and fear, and desire; the human will, bent, and bleeding, and struggling long, was now entirely merged in the Divine.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVIII
5  His mind wavered for a whole hour in fluctuations with which there was certainly mingled some struggle.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER X—THE MAN AROUSED
6  It is a crop always salable for ready money, not usually subject to great yearly fluctuations in price, and one which the Negroes know how to raise.
The Souls of Black Folk By W. E. B. Du Bois
Get Context   In VIII
7  But her temper was fluctuating; joy for a few instants shone in her eyes, but it continually gave place to distraction and reverie.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 22
8  I think that voice held him most with its fluctuating, feverish warmth because it couldn't be over-dreamed--that voice was a deathless song.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
Get Context   In Chapter 5
9  Her family had of late been exceedingly fluctuating.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER 50
10  Whilst she abstractedly watched them spinning and fluctuating in the increasing moonlight she suddenly heard her name whispered by a voice over her shoulder.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 4: 3 She Goes Out to Battle against Depression
11  The fluctuating contours of the land ebbed and flowed.
The Time Machine By H. G. Wells
Get Context   In XII
12  But the Judge had a most discouraging way of fluctuating.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXII
13  Her affections had continually been fluctuating but never without an object.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 46
14  There were three different conclusions to be drawn from his silence, between which her mind was in fluctuation; each of them at times being held the most probable.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLI
15  She remained sitting, though the fluctuation in her look might have told any man who knew her so well as Wildeve that she was thinking of him.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 4: 8 Eustacia Hears of Good Fortune, and Beholds Evil
Example Sentence:
1  The water pressure in our shower does fluctuate wildly.
2  Vegetable prices fluctuate according to the season.
3  All watch today's fluctuation of the sea.
4  The number of students at a college can be subject to considerable fluctuation.
5  Prices have fluctuated wildly in recent years.
6  The price of vegetables and fruits fluctuates according to the season.
7  Traffic congestion fluctuates according to the time of day.
8  In 2014, millions of people are expected to shift between the health exchanges and Medicaid as their income fluctuates.