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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

... lovely and soothing death, Undulate round the world, serenely arriving, arriving, In the day, in the night, to all, to each, ...
— Our American Holidays: Lincoln's Birthday • Various

... all the sod, The fences undulate In the weird light, like living lines That swell ...
— Laura Secord, the heroine of 1812. - A Drama. And Other Poems. • Sarah Anne Curzon

... therefore he makes them start from points one above another, and because equal distances are improper, therefore they shall start at unequal distances. When they are fairly started, he knows they must undulate or go backwards and forwards, which accordingly he makes them do at random; and because he knows that all forms ought to be contrasted, therefore he makes one bend down while the other three go up. ...
— Modern Painters Volume II (of V) • John Ruskin

... now melancholizing by myself, or else indulging those daydreams of fancy, that make realities more gloomy. To whatever place I have affixed the mark , there we slept. The first part of our tour was intensely hot—the roads, white and dazzling, seemed to undulate with heat—and the country, bare and unhedged, presenting nothing but stone fences, dreary to the eye and scorching to the touch. At Ross we took up our quarters at the King's Arms, once the house of Mr. Kyrle, the celebrated Man of Ross. I gave the window-shutter a few verses, ...
— Biographia Epistolaris, Volume 1. • Coleridge, ed. Turnbull

... by dense evergreen woods. Next day we rise 2000 feet higher, and redescend 6500 feet to the banks of the Kischanganga, the chief affluent of the Jhelam, running mostly parallel to the course of the latter stream. Then we undulate—if so soft a term be applicable to a route so sharply, abruptly and irregularly serrate—along the spurs which border the river, now in the forest and now on a bleak plateau where careful irrigation ...
— Lippincott's Magazine, Vol. 22, September, 1878 • Various

... a die, Joe's hands caught and gripped the bar of the swinging trapeze. So far he was safe. The momentum of his jump carried him in a long swing, and he at once began to undulate himself to increase his swing. He must do this in order to get to the ...
— Joe Strong The Boy Fire-Eater - The Most Dangerous Performance on Record • Vance Barnum

... The portrait would 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 ...
— Literary and Social Essays • George William Curtis

Words linked to "Undulate" :   turn up, riffle, fold up, smooth, ruffle, ripple, move, fold, undulation, cockle, flow, luff, flux

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