UNSTABLE in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of UNSTABLE
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 a.  inconstant; variable; lacking control of one's emotions; constantly changing
Classic Sentence:
1  At length down he came, with an unstable step and a strong flavour of wine and spices about his person.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XLII
2  All was unstable; quivering as leaves, evanescent as lightning.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 1: 3 The Custom of the Country
3  Then I had to look down at the unstable hooks to which I clung.
The Time Machine By H. G. Wells
Context  Highlight   In VI
4  And this time I was not seated properly in the saddle, but sideways and in an unstable fashion.
The Time Machine By H. G. Wells
Context  Highlight   In XI
5  Then he set his unstable candle down on a toilet-table and asked at what hour they were to be called in the morning.
Dubliners By James Joyce
Context  Highlight   In THE DEAD
6  He was the most unstable kind of fool I had ever seen.
Heart of Darkness By Joseph Conrad
Context  Highlight   In II
7  It was odd that he of all people should appear in this light, for he was as unstable as quicksilver and as perverse as a demon fresh from the pit.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXXVIII
8  And it has always been the opinion and judgment of wise men that nothing can be so uncertain or unstable as fame or power not founded on its own strength.
The Prince By Niccolo Machiavelli
Example Sentence:
1  Isaac, a 26-year-old carpenter, is working there again, now for the third time, but he knows how unstable his employment is.
2  Paraguay appears to be living up to its reputation as one of Latin America's most unstable democracies.
3  That chair looks a bit unstable to me.
4  This bookcase is too unstable to hold so many books.