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adjective as in shuddering

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For some of the men of America’s founding generation, the world of ancient Greece and Rome was a ready quiver, a source of stories and vocabularies that were of use in the present.

The soft cry from her quivering lips meets the rhythmic beat of our rattles: the battle cry of her living nightmare.

Ten feet away, Sher scrunched into a quivering ball and began to cry.

The emphasis was his: a high quivering shout, a forefinger stabbing upward.

I came home quivering with excitement about my new friends, and about art, which I suddenly thought of as "Art."

The woman who took no nonsense from a cabinet of quivering, jelly-kneed men, some of whom loved her, some of whom loathed her.

Her white face looked ethereal in the moonlight, and her bloodless lips were quivering with returning life.

At the word of command, the dog crouched down, his whole body quivering with excitement.

The eyebrows were low and thick, the upper lip was sensitive, quivering sometimes as she talked, but the lower was firm and full.

The clear and radiant sky was drowned in a quivering radiance of gold, that was like a thing alive and sensitively palpitating.

"You are very good," she said, her voice quivering with feeling and real gratitude, and as he was departing she called after him.


On this page you'll find 27 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to quivering, such as: shaking, shivering, trembling, fluttering, quavering, and vibrating.

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