Usage examples for oscillation

  1. M. Constant, however, has a different motion from the last gentleman, his movement being a constant oscillation over the edge of the tribune, about as fast, and almost as regular, as that of the pendulum of a large clock. – Recollections of Europe by J. Fenimore Cooper
  2. There was no kind of difficulty in descending the stairs; there was practically no oscillation of any kind in this still and windless summer night, and the two came down easily and looked round the lower deck. – Dawn of All by Robert Hugh Benson
  3. " No," said Rollo, " we are going to study oscillation." – Rollo's Experiments by Jacob Abbott
  4. The oscillation between pleasure and pain ceases for- perhaps an instant of time; but that is enough to have cut him loose from his fast moorings in the world of sensation. – Light On The Path and Through the Gates of Gold by Mabel Collins
  5. I am humble, But I " tumble" To the slightest oscillation of the eye. – Poems by Arthur Macy
  6. Although tempests are to be deplored, still a certain degree of oscillation and motion are requisite to keep fresh and clear the lake of matrimony, the waters of which otherwise soon stagnate and become foul, and without some contrary currents of opinion between a married couple such a stagnation must take place. – Mr. Midshipman Easy by Captain Frederick Marryat
  7. The old arms mutely opened as though to welcome her; the rockers, too, seemed ready to yield that oscillation so seductive to the jaded frame. – Lancashire Idylls (1898) by Marshall Mather
  8. 38. If we should turn these coils at right angles to each other we would stop the oscillation. – Letters of a Radio-Engineer to His Son by John Mills
  9. A mass of liquid at rest will obviously assume the shape of a sphere, under the influence of gravitation, and it is a stable form, because any oscillation of the liquid which might be started would gradually die away under the influence of friction, however small. – Darwin and Modern Science by A.C. Seward and Others
  10. Presently it had gained half an oscillation, i. – Rollo's Experiments by Jacob Abbott
  11. This sort of oscillation will not be remarked by superficial observers, and it may be difficult even for the most penetrating mind to calculate its periods. – An Essay on the Principle of Population by Thomas Malthus
  12. This oscillation might continue until the two sets of opposing forces were adjusted, and the crust reached a condition of comparative stability. – The Story of Evolution by Joseph McCabe
  13. I did, indeed, remember me of an old bronze lamp, by Vincenzo Possenti, hanging from the roof, which I now revered the third time, at intervals of twenty years; from its oscillation Galileo is said to have got the notion of the pendulum; but it is now tied back with a wire, being no longer needed for such an inspiration. – Roman Holidays and Others by W. D. Howells
  14. Also, the rate of oscillation varies inversely as the square of their cord length, regardless of material or weight. – Our Legal Heritage, 4th Ed. by S. A. Reilly
  15. Mrs. Sartin held firmly to the carriage door and the oscillation of the cab caused her to nod violently, but it was not in assent to Christopher's proposition. – Christopher Hibbault, Roadmaker by Marguerite Bryant
  16. The oscillation now ceased. – Popular Adventure Tales by Mayne Reid
  17. Now, how far will the energy which is sent out from the antenna travel during the time it takes for one oscillation of the current in the antenna? – Letters of a Radio-Engineer to His Son by John Mills
  18. In the full tide of his most eloquent passages, Barry found himself growing incoherent at times, for his mind was in a state of oscillation between the wonderful and lustrous qualities of the brown eyes that he remembered flashing upon him in the light of the fire, and that maddening little curl over the girl's ear. – The Sky Pilot in No Man's Land by Ralph Connor
  19. For a long case, you see, has an exceedingly confined arc of oscillation because the swing of the pendulum is so limited. – Christopher and the Clockmakers by Sara Ware Bassett