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  • adv. In an unstable manner.


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  • Highly charged and unstably-placed computer equipment strewn all over the house.

    Getting Ready for Baby

  • The furniture creaks, and all at once my roommate and I are dashing along the tops of the precarious towers we have made, snatching everything we can reach from the wind and stuffing it into our pockets, leaning unstably out over the large empty space below, frantically balancing on the skyscrapers of beds and tables and wardrobes as they sway threateningly from side to side.

    The Future and Why We are Afraid

  • HP: The 2009 Conditions of Children in Orange County report found that the county has 22,025 homeless or unstably housed children (K-12), a nearly 30 percent increase from the previous year.

    Greatest Person Of The Day: Bruno Serato, Chef for LA's Richest and Poorest

  • And both techniques have the effect of rendering language as a conflicted system hovering unstably between reference and self-referral, connotative sensuousness and asemic grotesquery.

    K. Silem Mohammad Reads Elizabeth Bachinsky

  • However, the cone unstably balanced on its tip that begins to fall also is not a chaotic system as it has no other identifying features usually picked out as belonging to chaotic dynamics, such as nonlinear behavior (see below).


  • This implies that women are unstably both aesthetic subject and object at the same time.

    Feminist Aesthetics

  • The dispersion relation can be modified for idealized heating profiles, but the simplest thing is to take convectively unstable cases as unstably stratified by using negative N squared.

    Exponential Growth in Physical Systems « Climate Audit

  • If we are not talking about gravity waves or unstably stratified resolved eddies, this may be besides the point of this thread.

    Exponential Growth in Physical Systems « Climate Audit

  • The official exposition of British “Liberalism” to-day still wriggles unstably because of these conflicting constituents, but on the whole the Whig strand now seems the weaker.

    A Modern Utopia

  • Frozen people stood erect, strange, silent, self-conscious-looking dummies hung unstably in mid-stride, promenading upon the grass.

    Twelve Stories and a Dream, by H. G. Wells


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