pendular movement

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pen·du·lar move·ment

a to-and-fro movement of the intestine, without any propelling or peristaltic action, whereby the contents are churned and thoroughly mixed with the intestinal ferments.
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From this vantage point, the Great Recession may be interpreted as the pendular movement of marketisation reaching its 'point of return' as free market economics begins to crack under the weight of its own contradictions (p.
One of the most salient aspects of Benita's memoirs is, perhaps, the pendular movement between autonomy and romantic love, complicated by her partners' repeated insistence on detachment from her daughter.