Example sentences for: oscillates

How can you use “oscillates” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • The vertical knife oscillates less than three-quarters of an inch but can cut cloth plies a foot or more in thickness.

  • Where he tries to lay out a policy agenda, as in his recent book The Future of American Progressivism (co-written with Roberto Mangabeira Unger), I think he oscillates between dreary, conventional ideas (public financing of campaigns, class-based rather race-based affirmative action, a consumption tax) and utterly impractical ones (a modified parliamentary system, explicit economic redistribution, mandatory voting).

  • In debt and with a couple of kids to support, juggling jobs as a cemetery custodian and a paper boy, Borchardt oscillates between a tendency to "drink and dream" and a drive to "create and compete."

  • Where Lee Marvin in Point Blank was an automaton, Gibson oscillates between bug-eyed monomania and hangdog embarrassment.

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