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waver
used in The Scarlet Letter

2 uses
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Definition moving back and forth

or:

to be unsure or weak
  • Hester gazed after him a little while, looking with a half fantastic curiosity to see whether the tender grass of early spring would not be blighted beneath him and show the wavering track of his footsteps, sere and brown, across its cheerful verdure.
    Chapter 15 -- Hester and Pearl (4% in)
  • He still walked onward, if that movement could be so described, which rather resembled the wavering effort of an infant, with its mother's arms in view, outstretched to tempt him forward.
    Chapter 23 -- The Revelation of the Scarlet Letter (39% in)

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