peaks and valleys

plural noun

: high and low periods
There are peaks and valleys in electricity usage throughout the year.

Examples of peaks and valleys in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Bitcoin halving volatility Usually, Bitcoin rides a rollercoaster of peaks and valleys after hitting record highs. Vinamrata Chaturvedi, Quartz, 2 Apr. 2024 Of late, fashion’s cardiogram has featured dramatic peaks and valleys. Laird Borrelli-Persson, Vogue, 22 Mar. 2024 The hotel's success saw both peaks and valleys over the course of the century as the town evolved, particularly after the closure of the mines in the 1950s. The Arizona Republic, 30 Mar. 2024 Through Kübler-Ross’s model, the peaks and valleys of post-breakup grief can be understood, allowing for a smoother journey through heartache and healing. Mark Travers, Forbes, 19 Feb. 2024 Preacher, dressed in a sparkly black suit, then delved an energetic mix of funk, blues, and rock, as the singer explored the peaks and valleys of his deeply soulful voice. Rolling Stone, 15 Mar. 2024 However, at two-and-a-half hours in length, the film’s meticulous unfurling ends up spread across alternating peaks and valleys of interest and emotional allure, rendering its careful compositions only semi-affecting. Siddhant Adlakha, Variety, 23 Feb. 2024 Cream or milk would do that as well, but the yogurt smoothes out the peaks and valleys, and then give it all a lightly tart, tangy finish. Jason O'Bryan, Robb Report, 11 Nov. 2023 The key for Richards, like so many of his teammates, is eliminating the peaks and valleys in his play. Roderick Boone, Charlotte Observer, 27 Feb. 2024

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“Peaks and valleys.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/peaks%20and%20valleys. Accessed 17 May. 2024.

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