tendency to waver

See: indecision
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Attwater, shuttling this week between the Empire and Dancing on Ice duties, is an engaging and watchable presence as Adam but has a frustrating tendency to waver in and out of key.
This time his first TV interview came on Friday, when he wondered aloud whether the reason for Kauto Star's tendency to waver from the straight line and clout fences at the end of races might not be a physical problem.
Loman views Hawthorne's reception of Fourier within the larger context of the Romancer's tendency to waver between the conservative denunciation of utopic communitarianism and the appropriation of certain of its strands in the interests of espousing an essentially accommodationist version of "national" (and sexually orthodox) utopia.
Moreover, since Collins himself defines transcendental realism as the error that stems from taking the ideas in the mind to be "absolute realities" or "things in themselves" (23), his own tendency to waver between talk of "things in themselves" as ideas (on the one hand) and as really existing things (on the other) lands him in the camp of those whose errors he takes Kant to be criticizing.