from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Wavy; having the surface marked by waves or slightly depressed furrows.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Wavy; having a waved surface or outline.


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  • Extremists on both sides thought this middle way was merely an expedient, and regarded Henri as ondoyant, like his unreliable father.

    Champlain's Dream

  • He was a brave soldier, but some described him with the same word that others would later use for his son: ondoyant, unsteady, unreliable.

    Champlain's Dream

  • His ordinary laws, "without variableness or shadow of turning"; most people, moreover, would acknowledge that it is better that these laws should be stable and capable of being learned and depended upon than that the Divine will should be incalculable -- _ondoyant et divers_ -- a matter of moods on His side and of importunity on ours.

    Problems of Immanence: studies critical and constructive

  • So that, after she had lengthily deplored the untoward accident of Undine's absence, and her visitor, with a smile, and echoes of divers et ondoyant in his brain, had repeated her daughter's name after her, saying: "It's a wonderful find -- how could you tell it would be such a fit?"

    The Custom of the Country


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