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synonyms for vacillates

  • dither
  • fluctuate
  • oscillate
  • seesaw
  • waffle
  • waver
  • alternate
  • change
  • hedge
  • hesitate
  • hover
  • pause
  • reel
  • rock
  • stagger
  • straddle
  • sway
  • swing
  • be indecisive
  • be irresolute
  • change mind
  • fence-straddle
  • hem and haw
  • pussyfoot around
  • run hot and cold
  • shilly-shally
  • whiffle
  • yo-yo
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antonyms for vacillates

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  • remain
  • stay
  • continue
  • hold
  • persist
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How to use vacillates in a sentence

Between these ifs he vacillates, swung like a ship on stormy waters, touching heaven and hell.
THE ATLANTIC MONTHLY , VOLUME 2, NO. 14, DECEMBER 1858VARIOUS
Thought dies out before him, the will is unseated and vacillates, we are cowed like Antony beside Cæsar.
THE ATLANTIC MONTHLY , VOLUME 2, NO. 14, DECEMBER 1858VARIOUS
Beyond a doubt, Mr. Buchanan is faithful to the slaveholding class, as Mr. Fillmore vacillates between it and its opponents.
PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES:D. W. BARTLETT
He vacillates abominably and forever between two irreconcilable desires.
A BOOK OF PREFACESH. L. MENCKEN
He vacillates unceasingly and takes turn by turn the most opposing viewpoints.
POISE: HOW TO ATTAIN ITD. STARKE
He vacillates and is weak,—in which weakness is the fault of the book, as he plays the part of hero.
AN AUTOBIOGRAPHYANTHONY TROLLOPE
The fate of books vacillates with the fancies of book-lovers, and the improvements of a later age.
AMENITIES OF LITERATUREISAAC DISRAELI
The people move onward, the formula vacillates, and seems to fear to make any bold step.
DIARY FROM MARCH 4, 1861, TO NOVEMBER 12, 1862ADAM GUROWSKI
If he projects, he vacillates between an extravagant and morbid deification, and a spiteful contempt of his physician.
COLLECTED PAPERS ON ANALYTICAL PSYCHOLOGYC. G. JUNG
Thus, in such a moment conditions become unsatisfactory, the soldier very quickly feels that the hand that holds him vacillates.
BATTLE STUDIESCHARLES-JEAN-JACQUES-JOSEPH ARDANT DU PICQ
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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