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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR HOVERING

These made the face that seemed to Saffy to be hovering over and watching them.

She was hovering very close to him; he could feel her breath on his cheek.

They had bubbled up within him—were hovering on the verge of his burning lips.

Our forward flight had been checked, and we, too, were hovering.

He's hovering about on the watch; so I hastened here at once.

Its nature is like opaline doves'-neck lustres, hovering and evanescent.

Some dark phantom of the past was hovering about them, and they were afraid to challenge it.

He did not dare even to whisper to me, with Moa hovering always so close.

Fascinated, the vole stayed awhile to look at the hovering hawk.

His people—I know they are his—are hovering about the hotel all the morning.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1400, hoveren, frequentative of hoven "hover, tarry, linger;" see hove (1). Related: Hovered; hovering. As a noun from 1510s.

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