Usage examples for fluctuation

  1. It is an excellence that it should be permanent, otherwise we are exposed to perpetual insecurity from the fluctuation of government. – Essays on the Constitution of the United States by Paul Leicester Ford
  2. If the determinants are oscillating upwards and downwards in continual fluctuation and varying more pronouncedly now in one direction now in the other, useful variations of every determinant will continually present themselves anew, and may, in the course of generations, be combined with one another in various ways. – Darwin and Modern Science by A.C. Seward and Others
  3. Interest upon capital must be charged, and risk of fluctuation in the value of that which is to be received in payment added. – Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present by Various
  4. Our exports never came near to their peaceful elevation, and our tonnage continued, with very little fluctuation to subside lower and lower. – The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. V. (of 12) by Edmund Burke
  5. If suppuration occurs, however, the swelling becomes soft, fluctuation can be detected, and the patient's discomfort increases. – Manual of Surgery Volume Second: Extremities--Head--Neck. Sixth Edition. by Alexander Miles Alexis Thomson
  6. The decisions of the courts in the matter were in a state of fluctuation – A History of Witchcraft in England from 1558 to 1718 by Wallace Notestein
  7. It's fluctuation that gives a man a chance." – Herbert Carter's Legacy by Horatio Alger
  8. Every experimental investigation shows, as we have already remarked, that the fluctuation of characters depends on fluctuation in the external factors. – Darwin and Modern Science by A.C. Seward and Others
  9. Data from live- trapping and from snap- trapping are combined and provide some knowledge of size and fluctuation of populations in the species. – Natural History of the Brush Mouse (Peromyscus boylii) in Kansas With Description of a New Subspecies by Charles A. Long
  10. Because the controlled contemplation of the fluctuation of attraction produced, if desired, a fluctuation of pleasure. – Ulysses by James Joyce
  11. Climatic fluctuation in the Pleistocene must have been of sufficient magnitude to permit the spread of cool, moist forests containing Ptychohyla across the Isthmus of Tehuantepec into the mountains of Oaxaca. – A Review of the Middle American Tree Frogs of the Genus Ptychohyla by William E. Duellman
  12. Calculate the cost of the food; then calculate on the same basis the probable cost of food for one year, adding 20 per cent for fluctuation in market price and additional foods not included in the list. – Human Foods and Their Nutritive Value by Harry Snyder
  13. And in each Power's restless fluctuation From might to weakness, and from servitude To might, is shown the sword's incertitude. – The Song of the Exile--A Canadian Epic by Wilfred S. Skeats
  14. A record of the direction of the wind was made after Andree's departure, and proved that there was a fluctuation in direction from S. W. to N. W., indicating that the voyagers may have been borne across towards Siberia. – The Dominion of the Air by J. M. Bacon
  15. They have also been subject to losses by the fluctuation of paper money, by extortions, requisitions, and by the maximum. – The Project Gutenberg Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte by Bourrienne, Constant, and Stewarton
  16. The State of Missouri: Such a medium has been always liable to considerable fluctuation – Monopolies and the People by D. C. Cloud
  17. Regional fluctuation is unimportant. – A Racial Study of the Fijians by Norman E. Gabel
  18. It is this fluctuation in the height of the tides, and the erosion and destruction of the sea- coast by the waves, that makes it exceedingly difficult for us in a few centuries, or even perhaps in a few thousand years, to determine whether there is a change by subterranean movement in the relative level of sea and land. – The Student's Elements of Geology by Sir Charles Lyell
  19. He says: When the variety of literary pursuits, and the fluctuation of fashionable study is considered, it may seem rash to pass a hasty sentence of exclusion, even upon the dullest and most despised of the essays which this ample collection offers to the public. – Sir Walter Scott as a Critic of Literature by Margaret Ball