He vacillated between disbelief and agony.
Dean vacillated between the contentment of inactivity and the frustration of trying to change the unchangeable.
Leo vacillated between the powerful candidates for the succession, allowing it to appear at first that he favoured Francis I.
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."
He was uncertain at first what vocation to choose, and vacillated between business, the ministry, medicine and law.
Its policy vacillated - "like a silly dove" (Hos.
In its early history it shared the fortunes of Byzantium, was taken by the satrap Otanes, vacillated long between the Lacedaemonian and the Athenian interests, and was at last bequeathed to the Romans by Attalus III.
The king, more ponderous and irresolute every day, vacillated MeetIng ol between Necker the liberal on one side and Marie Antoinette, whose feminine pride was opposed to any concessions, with the comte dArtois, a mischievous nobody who could neither choose a side nor stick to one, on the other.
Between the Feuillants and the Jacobins, the independents, incapable of keeping to any fixed programme, vacillated sometimes to the right, sometimes to the left.
Others less resourceful might have vacillated but not me.
vacillated on many questions, and if you were to look into your own eyes you would see beams enough there.
vacillated instead of going on the offensive, giving the counter-revolutionary forces the upper hand.
The KPD has vacillated on many questions, and if you were to look into your own eyes you would see beams enough there.
Unfortunately, both the POUM and CNT leaders vacillated instead of going on the offensive, giving the counter-revolutionary forces the upper hand.
In 108 he vacillated between Jugurtha and the Romans, and joined Jugurtha only on his promising him the third part of his kingdom.
She sought the alliance of John V., duke of Brittany, who, however, vacillated throughout his life between the English and French alliance, concerned chiefly to maintain the independence of his duchy.
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