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fluctŭātĭo , ōnis, f. id.,
I.a vibrating to and fro, a fluctuation (not ante-Aug., and very rare).
I. Lit., a wavering motion, agitation: tunc artus trepidi, inquietae manus, totius corporis fluctuatio, Sen. de Ira, 2, 35, 3.—
II. Trop., wavering, hesitation, vacillation of the mind: “in ea fluctuatione animorum opprimi incautos posse,Liv. 9, 25, 6; Vulg. Sirach, 40, 4.
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