Sentence Examples


  • He vacillated between disbelief and agony.
  • Leo vacillated between the powerful candidates for the succession, allowing it to appear at first that he favoured Francis I.
  • Dean vacillated between the contentment of inactivity and the frustration of trying to change the unchangeable.
  • In 108 he vacillated between Jugurtha and the Romans, and joined Jugurtha only on his promising him the third part of his kingdom.
  • He vacillated a great deal about our mode of perceiving the external world; but his final view (edition of Reid's works, note D*) consisted in supposing that (1) sensation is an apprehension of secondary qualities purely as affections of the organism viewed as ego; (2) perception in general is an apprehension of primary qualities as relations of sensations in the organism viewed as non-ego; while (3) a special perception of a so-called " secundo-primary " quality consists in " the consciousness of a resisting something external to our organism."