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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR QUIVERY

The sun was shining down, and the air was clear and quivery.

She was thin and quivery, and her tongue was hanging out and her eyes staring.

Roll of Bensoulbenjamin rolled to the quivery loveshivery roofpanes.

I asked, 170 with a quivery little feeling that the world was going topsyturvy with other people besides me.

Yes, and she had felt funny herself that evening—a numb, quivery, prickly kind of sensation: it may have been the thunder-storm!

It always gives me a quivery thrill to realize who you are as well as how nice you are.

For a minute, it had a strange, quivery appearance—unreal and unsubstantial.

You know she never can stand anybody all jumpy, and jerky, and quivery, like you are now.

Hanging from it were all kinds of glittery, quivery, sparkly things in silver and gold.

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.

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