OSCILLATE in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of OSCILLATE
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oscillate
 v.  swing back and forth with a steady, uninterrupted rhythm; vibrate pendulum like; waver
Classic Sentence:
1  A certain oscillation set all the horizons of his brains in motion.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 4: CHAPTER III—MARIUS' ASTONISHMENTS
2  This was the last oscillation of the pendulum.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 9: CHAPTER II—LAST FLICKERINGS OF A LAMP WITHOUT OIL
3  In fact, we must not dissemble that the oscillation of the tall trees and the reflection of the moon in the dark underwood gave him serious uneasiness.
THE THREE MUSKETEERS By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In 24 THE PAVILION
4  A slight oscillation showed Dantes that all went well.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 15. Number 34 and Number 27.
5  That done, the pendulum returned to its right-left, right-left oscillation.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol
Get Context   In PART 1: CHAPTER III
6  My impression is, that I was in a state of confusion about it, and, oscillating between the two points, touched neither.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 10. I BECOME NEGLECTED, AND AM PROVIDED FOR
7  At last the passenger carriages rolled in, oscillating before coming to a standstill.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 1: Chapter 17
8  His shoulders are rounded from much study, and his face protrudes forward, and is forever slowly oscillating from side to side in a curiously reptilian fashion.
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In XII. The Adventure of The Final Problem
9  And farther still, beyond those forests and fields, the bright, oscillating, limitless distance lured one to itself.
War and Peace(V5) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 13: CHAPTER XIV
10  From under this great panoply she peeped up in a nervous, hesitating fashion at our windows, while her body oscillated backward and forward, and her fingers fidgeted with her glove buttons.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In III. A CASE OF IDENTITY
11  The lantern oscillated violently, and went out.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 15: CHAPTER II—THE STREET URCHIN AN ENEMY OF LIGHT
12  When a woman has been seriously wronged by a man she no longer oscillates, and the usual symptom is a broken bell wire.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In III. A CASE OF IDENTITY
13  One would have said that he was a pendulum which was no longer wound up, and whose oscillations were growing shorter before ceasing altogether.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 8: CHAPTER IV—ATTRACTION AND EXTINCTION
Example Sentence:
1  It is interesting to note how public opinions oscillate between the extremes of optimism and pessimism.
2  He introduced the closed circuit of oscillation into wireless telegraphy, and was one of the first to send electric waves in definite directions.
3  In its simplest form, vibration can be considered to be the oscillation or repetitive motion of an object around an equilibrium position.
4  The stock market is oscillating wildly at the moment.
5  Her attitude towards me oscillated between friendship and hostility.