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Undulate  v. t.  (past & past part. undulated; pres. part. undulating)  To cause to move backward and forward, or up and down, in undulations or waves; to cause to vibrate. "Breath vocalized, that is, vibrated and undulated."

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"Undulate" Quotes from Famous Books

... surfaces at times no less— Their very colours too. And commonly The awnings, saffron, red and dusky blue, Stretched overhead in mighty theatres, Upon their poles and cross-beams fluttering, Have such an action quite; for there they dye And make to undulate with their every hue The circled throng below, and all the stage, And rich attire in the patrician seats. And ever the more the theatre's dark walls Around them shut, the more all things within Laugh in the bright ...
— Of The Nature of Things • [Titus Lucretius Carus] Lucretius

... fully interpret the poem, She looked the lovely Lamia upon the verge of flight, at the instant when she felt the calm, inexorable eye of criticism and detection. In a moment, while you gaze, that form will be prone, those bright, cold eyes malignant, that wily grace will undulate into motion and glide away. You feel that there is no human depravity that Rachel could not adequately represent. Perhaps you doubt if she could be Desdemona ...
— Literary and Social Essays • George William Curtis

... convulsions that marked the close of the last century. But war is a condition too restless for sustained meditation. Even the years after war, if that war had gathered too abundantly the vintages of tears and tragedy and change, still rock and undulate with the unsubsiding sympathies which wars such as we have known cannot but have evoked. Besides that war is by too many issues connected with the practical; the service of war, by the arts which it requires, and ...
— The Posthumous Works of Thomas De Quincey, Vol. II (2 vols) • Thomas De Quincey

... golden air Draw the last spirit of the age of gold,{4}— Simple and spirited, innocent and bold. The blue gean girds this chosen home, With ever-changing sound and light and foam Kissing the sifted sands and caverns hoar; And all the winds wandering along the shore Undulate with the undulating tide. There are thick woods where sylvan forms abide; And many a fountain, rivulet, and pond, As clear as elemental diamond, Or serene morning air. And far beyond, The mossy tracks made ...
— Six Centuries of English Poetry - Tennyson to Chaucer • James Baldwin

Words linked to "Undulate" :   wave, flow, roll, fold, fold up, change, ruffle, undulation, move, cockle, flux, flap, riffle, luff

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