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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR WAVER

Once there was a waver in the line, such as precedes a rush.

He had settled opinions about Mrs. Roberts now, from which he would not be likely to waver.

Grant did not even look at Phoebe, but his purpose seemed to waver in spite of himself.

She seemed to waver, but stood—speechless, as if waiting for more.

Despite the agony, his gaze did not waver from the video set across the room.

John Baxter continued to waver between this world and the next.

But the resolution which had never failed him before began now to waver.

The outlaw allowed his eyes to waver and he fell with a bullet-hole in his forehead.

The pen in the hand of the justice suddenly began to waver as the hand trembled.

The storm of canister caused them to waver a little, but that was all.

WORD ORIGIN

late 13c., weyveren, "to show indecision," probably related to Old English wæfre "restless, wavering," from Proto-Germanic *wæbraz (cf. Middle High German wabern "to waver," Old Norse vafra "to hover about"), a frequentative form from the root of wave (v.). Related: Wavered; wavering.

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