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waver
used in The Two Towers

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to be unsure or weak
  • The misty lights wavered, dimmed, and went out.
    4.2 -- Book 4 Chapter 2 -- The Passage of the Marshes (61% in)
wavered = weakened
  • There, near the fringe of the forest, tall spires of curling black smoke went up, wavering and floating towards them.
    3.4 -- Book 3 Chapter 4 -- Treebeard (8% in)
  • Though he could not catch or understand any of the words — he supposed the language was Entish — Pippin found the sound very pleasant to listen to at first; but gradually his attention wavered.
    3.4 -- Book 3 Chapter 4 -- Treebeard (75% in)
  • They wavered, broke, and fled back; and then charged again, broke and charged again; and each time, like the incoming sea, they halted at a higher point.
    3.7 -- Book 3 Chapter 7 -- Helm's Deep (46% in)
  • The Orcs upon the Rock, hearing the rumour of dismay, wavered and looked back.
    3.7 -- Book 3 Chapter 7 -- Helm's Deep (90% in)
  • And plink! a silver drop falls, and the round wrinkles in the glass make all the towers bend and waver like weeds and corals in a grotto of the sea.
    3.8 -- Book 3 Chapter 8 -- The Road to Isengard (28% in)
  • All light went out of them, and they stared bleak and pale for a moment into the clear unwavering eyes of the man of Gondor.
    4.6 -- Book 4 Chapter 6 -- The Forbidden Pool (65% in)
  • Paler indeed than the moon ailing in some slow eclipse was the light of it now, wavering and blowing like a noisome exhalation of decay, a corpse-light, a light that illuminated nothing.
    4.8 -- Book 4 Chapter 8 -- The Stairs of Cirith Ungol (5% in)
  • Frodo's hand wavered, and slowly the Phial drooped.
    4.9 -- Book 4 Chapter 9 -- Shelob's Lair (40% in)
  • They wavered.
    4.9 -- Book 4 Chapter 9 -- Shelob's Lair (43% in)
  • He drew the sword, a flicker of blue in his wavering hand, but they did not see it.
    4.10 -- Book 4 Chapter 10 -- The Choices of Master Samwise (57% in)

There are no more uses of "waver" in The Two Towers.

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