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Sample sentences for the GRE study word oscillate

oscillate can be used as a verb

1.Does not that hideous balance, whose two scales, pauperism and parasitism, so mournfully preserve their mutual equilibrium, oscillate before you as it does before us Where is your army of schoolmasters, the only army which civilization acknowledge. - from Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
2.The lantern oscillated violently, and went out. - from Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
3.This was a body resembling a milk can in its general form, above which oscillated a pear-shaped receptacle, and from which a stream of white powder flowed into a circular basin below. - from The War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells
4.From under this great panoply she peeped up in a nervous, hesitating fashion at our windows, while her body oscillated backward and forward, and her fingers fidgeted with her glove buttons. - from The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle
5.For human nature oscillates between good and evil, and the motives of actions and the origin of institutions may be explained to a certain extent on either hypothesis according to the character or point of view of a particular thinker. - from The Republic by Plato

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