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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR QUIVERED

He could free his words from the pride of life, but not his voice; it quivered and betrayed him.

From that moment, however, he quivered with anxious expectancy.

On catching sight of Pierre he quivered with anxiety and sprang forward.

At this the priest, who was looking on, suddenly understood the truth and also quivered.

Madden quivered at his impotence to put his hand on the thief in the crowd.

The rosiness was all departed from his cheeks; he quivered with suppressed wrath.

An instant he quivered there, and then fell forward, glassy eyed and limp.

If that great cat had quivered, there was a dog ready to shake the quiver out of him.

For a moment the nostrils of Dalis quivered as though with fear.

He had shot his bolt, and saw it as it quivered in his victim's flesh.

WORD ORIGIN

"to tremble," late 15c., perhaps imitative, or possibly an alteration of quaveren (see quaver), or from Old English cwifer- (in cwiferlice "zealously"), which is perhaps related to cwic "alive" (see quick). Related: Quivered; quivering. As a noun in this sense from 1715, from the verb.

Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.