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Yet the feeling is in most children weak and vacillating, and is wont to be mixed with other and less noble ones.
CHILDREN'S WAYSJAMES SULLY
To go back on it, and at the eleventh hour, would proclaim him weak and vacillating, and the effect might be as Strachan said.
THE COURIER OF THE OZARKSBYRON A. DUNN
They could get no satisfactory answer from Aranjuez, where the vacillating, terrified, and disunited court now was.
THE LIFE OF NAPOLEON BONAPARTEWILLIAM MILLIGAN SLOANE
It is small wonder that the measures of such a congress, when not vacillating, were weak.
FOUR YEARS IN REBEL CAPITALST. C. DELEON
For a moment Mrs. Horncastle was speechless and vacillating.
THE THREE PARTNERSBRET HARTE
But change of place brought the vacillating queen mother no nearer to a decision.
HISTORY OF THE RISE OF THE HUGUENOTSHENRY BAIRD
"I don't know that he has done anything of the kind," said Mr. Wharton, who was vacillating between different opinions.
THE PRIME MINISTERANTHONY TROLLOPE
In this vacillating state of mind he continued during the greatest part of the evening.
TALES AND NOVELS, VOLUME 3 (OF 10)MARIA EDGEWORTH
About it and through it, hundreds of swallows, its natural inheritors, crossed and recrossed in their vacillating flight.
MURDER IN ANY DEGREEOWEN JOHNSON
Honest, but vacillating, he was unconsciously the instrument of those who flattered him.
HISTORY OF JULIUS CAESAR VOL. 1 OF 2NAPOLEON III, EMPEROR OF THE FRENCH, 1808-1873.
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WORDS RELATED TO VACILLATING

  • awkward
  • bumbling
  • claudicant
  • clumsy
  • doubtful
  • faltering
  • gauche
  • imperfect
  • indecisive
  • inept
  • irresolute
  • labored
  • limping
  • lumbering
  • maladroit
  • slow
  • stammering
  • stumbling
  • stuttering
  • tentative
  • uncertain
  • unhandy
  • vacillating
  • vacillatory
  • wavering
  • wooden
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