But he could never pledge himself frankly in one sense or the other, and this vacillation prevented him from attaining any decisive results.
After months of delay due to the vacillation of the British government a relief expedition was sent up the Nile under the command of Lord Wolseley.
And Ulrich, duke of Wurttemberg, but his general attitude was one of vacillation between the emperor and his own impetuous colleague in the league of Schmalkalden, Philip, landgrave of Hesse.
His utter want of care and consistency appears most clearly in his vacillation as to the relations between ecclesiastical and political history.
As has been demonstrated the action taken was one of vacillation between these two courses, and was complicated by a native policy which, though well intentioned and intelligible, needlessly irritated the white colonists (British and Dutch) and did not prevent bloodshed.