VOLATILE in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of VOLATILE
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
volatile
 a.  tending to vary often or widely, as in price; inconstant or fickle; tending to violence
Classic Sentence:
1  Her volatile spirits shot up from deepest depression to excited happiness.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER IV
2  It was also distilled to a volatile salts for fainting ladies, the same way that the horns of the male deer are manufactured into hartshorn.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 32. Cetology.
3  The singular appearance of this cavalcade not only attracted the curiosity of Wamba, but excited even that of his less volatile companion.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER II
4  In the universal decay this volatile substance had chanced to survive, perhaps through many thousands of centuries.
The Time Machine By H. G. Wells
Get Context   In VIII
5  Raymond is a witness what ginger and sal volatile I am obliged to take in the night.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter XI
6  Mercury is a fluid, volatile, spiritual essence.
War and Peace(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 6: CHAPTER X
7  Our importance, our respectability in the world must be affected by the wild volatility, the assurance and disdain of all restraint which mark Lydia's character.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 41
8  She did not, indeed, expect Lily to remain equally immovable: she had all the American guardian's indulgence for the volatility of youth.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 3
Example Sentence:
1  The government's decision to impose restrictions on ferry sailings is intended to stop vessels from operating when the weather is at its most volatile.
2  Increases in volatile weather have alarming impact on business resources and insurance markets.
3  It's not clear exactly which part of the film is causing concern, but general political sensitivity within a volatile region seems likely.
4  The U.S. Supreme Court has invalidated most provisions of Arizona's controversial immigration law, in a move that promises to stoke the volatile political debate over how to deal with the more than 11 million illegal immigrants in the country.
5  US stocks sank the most since June, capping the worst week for benchmark indexes since 2012, as a selloff in developing-nation currencies spurred concern global markets will become more volatile.
6  It also demonstrated how volatile the presidential race is, with change an ever-present participant.
7  This kind of fierce nationalism is a powerful and potentially volatile force.