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We can, also, see that any form represented by few individuals will, during fluctuations in the seasons or in the number of its enemies, run a good chance of utter extinction.
It is remarkable that this fluctuation, whether periodical or not, appears thus to require many years for its accomplishment.
By this fluctuation the pond asserts its title to a shore, and thus the shore is shorn, and the trees cannot hold it by right of possession.
The men of this party said and thought that what was wrong resulted chiefly from the Emperor's presence in the army with his military court and from the consequent presence there of an indefinite, conditional, and unsteady fluctuation of relations, which is in place at court but harmful in an army; that a sovereign should reign but not command the army, and that the only way out of the position would be for the Emperor and his court to leave the army; that the mere presence of the Emperor paralyzed the action of fifty thousand men required to secure his personal safety, and that the worst commander in chief if independent would be better than the very best one trammeled by the presence and authority of the monarch.
Silas, feeling bound to accept rebuke and admonition as a brotherly office, felt no resentment, but only pain, at his friend's doubts concerning him; and to this was soon added some anxiety at the perception that Sarah's manner towards him began to exhibit a strange fluctuation between an effort at an increased manifestation of regard and involuntary signs of shrinking and dislike.
Some slipped a little downward, some got higher footing: people denied aspirates, gained wealth, and fastidious gentlemen stood for boroughs; some were caught in political currents, some in ecclesiastical, and perhaps found themselves surprisingly grouped in consequence; while a few personages or families that stood with rocky firmness amid all this fluctuation, were slowly presenting new aspects in spite of solidity, and altering with the double change of self and beholder.
A little fluctuation of the wind now carried the path of the forest fire to the north, then blew back and the flames nearly stood still as though held in leash by some master hand.
By shining laser light into the sample, they could monitor how the density fluctuations scattered light, making the sample look like a twinkling star.
In 1992, COBE researchers discovered tiny fluctuations in the temperature of the otherwise remarkably uniform distribution of the microwave background (SN: 5/2/92, p.
Pollen] can tell more about seasonal fluctuations," he adds.
Based on the first year of data collected by NASA's Cosmic Background Explorer (COBE) satellite, this map showed tiny temperature fluctuations in the microwave background radiation believed left over from the explosive birth of the universe (SN: 5/2/92, p.
The estimated number of shares to be derived from the conversion was previously included in the company's diluted share count and the actual number of shares issued on conversion varied only due to fluctuations in currency exchange rates during the period preceding the conversion.