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quivering

[ kwiv-er ]SEE DEFINITION OF quivering

Synonyms for quivering

  • shaking
  • shivering
  • trembling
  • fluttering
  • quavering
  • vibrating
  • jittery
  • jumpy
  • shaky
  • tremulous
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR QUIVERING

So he just sat there, quivering, bleeding, battered—but a conqueror.

In her eagerness, it was as if the halo of joy that surrounded her were quivering.

"You don't mean that," she gasped in a quivering voice when at last she could speak.

“He was that indeed,” she whispered softly, with quivering lips.

Evelyn spoke quickly and nervously, and with quivering lips.

Quivering with excitement he bent again over the book and studied it intently.

Aunt Melissa stood looking after them, a mass of quivering wrath.

It was plain that the man was quivering with impatience and half-mad with excitement.

"I—I'm giving you a jolly summer, Tom," he said, with a quivering effort to smile.

Her lips were quivering, and tears were welling into her eyes.

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.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR QUIVERING

aquiver

adjectivetremulous
  • excited
  • quaky
  • quivering
  • quivery
  • shaking
  • shaky
  • shivery
  • shuddering
  • trembling
  • tremulant
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