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verb as in hang, float over

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When Brecht penned these lines, his continent hovered on the precipice of a journey into hell.

Blown-out walls of homes left destroyed living rooms exposed to the street, and the smell of explosives hovered in the air.

Before the Concordia came to town, the local population hovered somewhere between 600 and 900 during the winter months.

Two consecutive declines have taken it from 38 percent in 2010—where it has hovered for decades—to 31 percent today.

The economy added jobs steadily through the first quarter, and the stock market hovered around record highs.

But in the matter of that wine—the faintest of smiles hovered on her lips, her eyebrows went up a shade.

The belated moon stole up from its lair, hovered above the sky-line, a gaudy orange sphere in the haze of smoke.

During two days smoke hovered around the neighbourhood, and the appearance of Manila from the bay was that of a smouldering city.

The latter glanced at her sidewise and a shrewd little smile hovered about her lips for a moment, which Jess did not observe.

Towards the end of the march, the English hung upon the Scots, but 'hovered still about them and did nothing.'


On this page you'll find 17 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to hovered, such as: fly, linger, flicker, drift, poise, and waver.

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