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“After a catch-up effect in these months, we expect retail sales to oscillate around current levels in coming months before embarking again on a gradual uptrend,” Berenberg said.

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These cyclical wobbles, called Milankovitch cycles, cause the amount of sunlight to vary at middle latitudes by up to 25% and cause the climate to oscillate.

Her blood pressure began to oscillate — too low, too high — leaving her lightheaded and nauseous.

In the end, bubbles in the standing wave oscillate more than do those in a normal wave.

The water oscillates, moving back and forth, creating crests and troughs.

Americans oscillate in their opinions of women involved in affairs, seeing them either as villains or victims.

In this position he stood for some moments, apparently watching the tail, which still continued to oscillate rapidly.

He operated on the tiny radio with his pocket-knife to establish a circuit which should oscillate when the battery was turned on.

In other words, it is necessary to be able to adjust the rate at which the currents will oscillate between the antenna and earth.

It does not oscillate (or pump), though extremely sensitive.

These, according to Mr. Darwin, oscillate till they touch an object, and then embrace it.


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On this page you'll find 91 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to oscillate, such as: fluctuate, lurch, seesaw, teeter, vacillate, and waver.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.