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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of seesaw.


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  • He presently sat down and took out a _Grotius De Veritate_, over which he "seesawed" so violently that the mob ran back to see what was the matter.

    Samuel Johnson

  • It was the fitful confusion of stop-start fiscal spending that seesawed the economy between hopeful improvement on the one hand, and wrenching cut-backs and consumption taxes urged by austerity-preaching deficit hawks on the other.

    Lynn Parramore: Japanophobia: Economic Myths in the American Media

  • After a grueling stretch in the past week where the Dow Jones Industrial Average seesawed between triple-digit gains and losses, only one of the 10 initial public offerings that had been scheduled to debut actually made it out.

    IPO Market Is Ready For a Break

  • As stocks have seesawed in August, trading volume has surged well ahead of the overall 2011 average of 4.32 billion.

    Summer's Volume Augurs Down Fall

  • Treasurys Prices Fall Treasury prices seesawed before ending modestly lower after better-than-expected economic data and a brighter take on the health of the U.S. economy from the Federal Reserve.

    GE Arm Leads Corporate Sales

  • Currency markets seesawed in the second quarter as investors moved from optimism about the U.S. economy to worry about a renewed slowdown and the European debt crisis.

    What's News—

  • The euro seesawed against the dollar as traders remain cautious about a possible restructuring of Greek debt.

    What's News—

  • But as the European debt crisis weighed on investors' minds, stocks seesawed in a tight range for two months.

    Stocks Going By the Book

  • The Dow Jones-UBS Commodity Index has seesawed since it plunged from its June 2008 peak, and is trending downward at the moment.

    Commodities Lose Allure

  • The euro, meanwhile, seesawed in a range against the U.S. dollar, as investors wavered between euro-zone sovereign-debt worries and the prospect that the European Central Bank could raise interest rates as early as April.

    Swiss Franc Advances on Rivals


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