Ondoyant

On`do`yant´


a.1.(Art) Wavy; having the surface marked by waves or slightly depressed furrows; as, ondoyant glass.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Le mouvement brownien 'divers et ondoyant', Seminaire Poincare 1, France, 155-212.
Si ello acontece con un ente concreto y relativamente sencillo, dado el orden alfabetico de las partes, ?que no acontecera con un ente abstracto y variable, ondoyant et divers, como la magica memoria del muerto?
Lecture du temperament Ondoyant, instable, emu, hesitant et incertain, mais en depit de tout tres optimiste...
Since Nietzsche is so colorful, so sportive, so diverse and ondoyant, Pippin proposes that Nietzsche might be read like Montaigne.
It has transformed into a "petit dragon ondoyant [qui] zigzaguait entre le zist du capital et un zeste do marxisme, comme un zombi, rendu zinzin par les annees de zizanie communiste, qui se mettait a danser le swing de la simonie sous le soleil du capital a son zenith" (Le 1997, 227).
That would provide him with a lifetime's worth of subject matter, however, because the more he studied himself, the more he came to realize that "Moi, je suis si complique que je m'y embrouille moi-meme" (336), in part because he discovered that he had "un personage ondoyant et divers au dernier degre" (536).
I mean by this that when he calls Man ondoyant et divers, a phrase so precise that it is difficult to translate--"wavelike and varying" will have to do--he replaced one conception of the individual by another, deeper and richer."
The visual appeal of the Essais as a concrete realization of Montaigne's "divers et ondoyant" discourse extends thus to the irregular, even grotesque look of a printed page oddly shaped by uncountable quotations.