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Changing, especially unpredictably:‘diverse districts with shifting demographics’
variable, inconstant, varying, changing, shifting, fluctuating, irregular, erratic, wavering, vacillating, inconsistent, fluid, floating, unsteady, unfixed, uneven, unstable, unsettled, turbulent, movable, mutable, chameleon-likeView synonyms
- ‘An ox grazed a corner of the grounds; the repetitive dull tank of its copper bell rode the shifting wind.’
- ‘As the fund manager, MDL engaged in such transactions as a means of capitalizing on shifting market conditions.’
- ‘Here scenes, film images and chance encounters will merge, transform and dissolve before you like a constantly shifting hallucinatory dream.’
- ‘Not to gloss over a comprehensive and really well-illustrated history, but I was most interested in his characterisation of the shifting relationship between humans and machines.’
- ‘The production sounds great and the music is very interesting, with shifting rhythms and moods.’
- ‘This year, there was evidence of shifting priorities.’
- ‘From shifting populations to the "brain drain" to the farm crisis of the 1980s, we've faced some tough times.’
- ‘Shifting consumer demand is at the heart of this evolution.’
- ‘It has left Rees with what she describes as "shifting emotional darkness".’
- ‘Like product success in a perpetually shifting marketplace, power accrues to those with their finger on the present pulse.’
- ‘Since their 1988 debut, the band has survived a decade and a half of shifting music scenes and neglect from the wider music world.’
- ‘The immediate impact of the shifting policies will vary across the state.’
- ‘This shifting focus in higher education illustrates the need to understand what motivates students to learn.’
- ‘The wars were chaotic, an impenetrable series of vicious contests between shifting clan alliances.’
- ‘More than ever, culture and identity create constantly shifting borders.’
- ‘People boarded and got off the boat at different cities, so we were always working with a shifting team.’
- ‘In all communal life there is a shifting balance between public and private activities.’
- ‘Girlfriend Emma and best mate Danny, meanwhile, chart the shifting balance of hopes and fears of friends and family.’
- ‘This is an amazing, and amazingly depressing, novella of the rise and fall of an alien society around a shifting religious myth.’
- ‘You're going to see shifting trends all the time.’
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